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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

World Vision to hold the 3rd "Flying High" Graduation Celebration -- 50 Honor Graduates to be Recognized!


Living in gruelling poverty, the odds that these 50 children will ever get to school let alone graduate were almost impossible. But thanks to caring Filipinos who helped sponsor the education of these children, they were not only able to study in school but they are now graduating top of their class!

On March 30, World Vision will hold the 3rd “Flying High” Graduation Celebration to recognize 50 top honor graduates from its assisted communities. Proof that with hard work and determination anything is possible.

The very first “Flying High” celebration was graced by World Vision Ambassadors Nikki Gil and Lea Salonga to recognize graduates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Last year, the event was attended by youth achievers from Jollibee’s Yumbassador program.

This year, a list of special guests will share their own stories of ‘success amid poverty’, and how through hard work and determination they are now living their dreams!

The sponsors of these 50 graduates will also be present to witness this special occasion with the children they are supporting through school.

Despite the number of out-of-school children and school drop-outs in the country, a notable estimate of 2,000 students graduate from school each year through World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program.

World Vision’s Community Development initiatives are present in over 30 provinces helping more than 100,000 children and families. Children from these assisted communities are enlisted for Child Sponsorship and linked to willing sponsors for support. Children in sponsorship are provided access to education, healthcare, child protection and values formation.

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