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Punlaan Technical School

Expanding post-secondary training opportunities at Punlaan School in the tourism and hospitality industry for girls from low-income families.

  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Duration of the project:  January, 2016 to December, 2018
  • Cost: $25,000 
  • Local Partner: Foundation for Professional Training Inc. (FPTI)

The project

Punlaan School in Manila is a technical-vocational school that offers young female high school graduates a two-year course in culinary arts and institutional services. Since 1975, 12,000 students have completed the program, which leads to a guaranteed job. Punlaan School wants to more than double the number of its students by constructing a new building. 

The needs

  • Punlaan School serves girls from very low-income families whose parents could not afford to send them on for higher education.
  • Punlaan School offers Scholarship for students from very low-income families.


  • Purchase the equipment and furniture for the kitchen laboratory, baking laboratory, and some classrooms needed for the expansion of the school.
  • Increase the number of students from 120 to 250 for the two-year course and by 100 students for the shorter course.

How can you help?

You can contribute:

▪Online at Give online!

▪By cheque, send to the address below.

630 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 400
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1E4

Your donation will go directly to our project in the Philippines

Fund-raising Activities in the Toronto area:

Brunch for Punlaan planned in autumn 2018