Back to School              

 The Back to School project is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Rotarians and volunteers in both the Philippines and Canada.

For information contact:
John Van Laar
Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay

Back to School
Founded in 2006 as a Rotary project in Cebu Philippines, Back to School recognized that every child counted and that every child deserved the chance to attend school and to learn.
Back to School provides this opportunity by creating a bridge to literacy through sponsor donations.
For $50.00 You Can Change a Life

For every $50.00 you donate, one child will be sponsored for one year. 
In our first year we helped 259 students go Back to School, now we have over 1,000 children benefiting from our program. Help us to help more children.
Your donation - big or small - will help poverty-stricken children in the Philippines to attend school with necessary items such as a school uniform, shoes and school supplies. Donations also help fund the Mobile Eye Clinics, the Mobile Dental Clinics, and our new Mobile Library- programs that also benefit these children.
News and Information
The ROTARY MOBILE EYE and DENTAL VANS are currently on a 3-day Mission in Bogo City Northern Cebu. Bringing EYE CARE and DENTAL CARE closer to the community. ...A project partnership with Philippine Air Force, 560th ABW. 53rd Engr Brigade Philippine Army, Projects Abroad, Bogo LGU. Dental Service includes Tooth Extraction, Oral Prophylaxis, Oral Hygiene Lecture; while EYE CARE includes eye check up, distribution of Reading and Prescription eyeglasses.

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How are we doing this year?
Your generous donations are helping scholars in all of the following programs:
721 scholars enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS)
168 scholars from the Soong Dump Site community attending school
95 scholars enrolled in the Under the Bridge program 
50 scholars attending the Canjulao Elementary School
50 scholars attending the Calawisan Elementary School
33 scholars attending schools in rural communities on Cebu Island
30 scholars from the Talamban Site Community attending school
20 scholars attending school at the Francine Learning Center (new initiative)