Mano Amiga Academy
About the organization
Mano Amiga Academy is a non-profit school created specifically with the objective of transforming the lives of families and individuals. Through the program, a person born into a poor community where they would not normally have access to opportunities for a better way of life, will now have the ability to lift themselves up and build healthy and stable families. Above all, they will be able to find productive jobs to start their own businesses. Mano Amiga helps low-income families by providing affordable, innovative and quality international education ultimately helping them become good citizens who are involved in their communities and are responsible for their own future.
Infants & Young Children, Youth
What makes it a social enterprise?
Bistro Café, Mano Amiga’s social enterprise, employs women with no jobs and zero culinary experience but with a strong desire to learn. They undergo intensive culinary training, and are employed as cooks and managers upon successful completion of the program. 100% of the profits of Bistro go directly to the Mano Amiga scholarship fund, to pay for the education and nutrition assistance of the employees’ children.
What is its social cause?Employment development & skills training, Education
Who does it impact?Youth
Resources to learn more about Mano Amiga Academy
[Adobo Magazine] Facebook and Mano Amiga Philippines launch digital literacy program to support youth leaders, teachers and their local communities
[Gadgets Magazine] Think Before You Share: Encouraging Critical-Thinking and Empathy Online
[Inquirer] Innovative Mano Amiga school grapples with growth
[Philstar] School opens bright future for the underprivileged