“Every Filipino child in school and learning well.”
BINHI means “seed” in Filipino. True to its name, BINHI Foundation aims to inculcate seeds of education among marginalized Filipino children that will grow and bear fruits of empowerment and self-confidence. The foundation believes literacy can inspire the youth to dream big—as big as aspiring to become the country’s President whose one of the few qualifications is having the ability to read and write and rise above their economic status.
Founded in 2008, BINHI launched with an English literacy program crafted and designed by volunteers who aimed to teach reading, writing, and comprehension skills to pupils whose performance is below the academic benchmarks.
The non-profit non-government foundation was inspired by Pratham, an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. BINHI’s vision—to keep every Filipino child in school and learning well, drives BINHI to keep going and grow the number of BINHI scholars who we envision to lead tomorrow, as today they learn to read.