About Mighty Minds
The main hope of ~ Erasmus
a nation lies in the
of the youth.
Mighty Minds started as a small project by its founder, Dale, when he visited back his mother’s hometown in Sta. Monica, a small barrio in Sta. Rita, Pampanga which is about 2.5 hours away from Manila way back in year 2001.
Together with some people from the community, they set up a computer center using an ample space provided by the local public school. It started with seven (7) computers that the kids in the area can use for free.
Tapping some of his friends and family, they also started a Sponsor a Student program. While the public school is free, there’s still a high attrition rate since the students’ parents still cannot afford other costs needed for uniforms, books, commutes, school projects and allowances. So for just about $100 per student a year, Mighty Minds is able to help the students continue with their schooling.
The project started with about ten (10) students and has helped hundreds since 2001 to 2018. On average, it has been helping 30 to 60 students per year (depending on funds). The program was far from perfect since they are just doing this on a part time basis but somehow they were also able to provide activities in between from time to time.
For the past decade, a lot of help and financial support to the organization came from Dale's mother, Paulette as she was actively supportive of the advocacy of helping the kids. It was her way of paying it forward. As a widow at an early age of 30 with two (2) young kids in tow, she also needed a lot of help that she fortunately received from some very generous people.
Paulette, while a cancer survivor for more than 15 years, suddenly died of a car accident in December 2018.
This is the new Mighty Minds -
Building and Using Technology to Expand Access to Education
Mighty Minds is purely a non profit organization registered in Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines).
Mighty Minds commits to give 100% of donations pledged to students through their partner schools/universities.
Likewise, it commits to 100% transparency in its financials and transactions.
John Leonard Tubig