In brief

Since 2011, school dropout rates in primary and secondary school has increased by 11%, with a total of 4.8 million children dropping out each year across the Philippines. The main cause of this increase is poverty; in region 8 of the Philippines (Leyte and Samar) the poverty rate is 47.8%.

The SOL Foundation assists FundLife International Philippines using the power of play to engage children focusing on social emotional learning and Soft-Skills development, also to provide access to regular play-based sessions and in the process developing resilience and delivering life-skills to children.