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No, we are not. What we do is that we equip our students with the necessary skills to vie for and obtain scholarships from our different partner-schools and other scholarship-giving agencies and foundations.
What makes Pathways unique is that aside from helping prepare our students for college, we also have a component that involves the participant’s parents. It is important that the parents feel that they have a stake in their child’s education. We organize them into mutual support groups and provide other programs such as livelihood assistance, seminars on parenting, raising teenagers and values formation sessions.
No, we are under the Office of the President of the Ateneo de Manila University but actively partner with other organizations and academic institutions.
There are several ways in which you can help our students fulfill their dreams. Check out the How to help page on our site.
Donations to Pathways are tax free and tax deductible. Pathways is an official program of the Ateneo de Manila University, which is in turn accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification. Donors are regularly updated on where there money goes and who benefits from it.
Our main office is at Rm. 105, CCS Building in Ateneo de Manila University.
Pathways has seen a total of 200 students graduate from college. We are currently supporting 200 students in college and about 160 student participants in high schools.
Pathways select its participants from public high schools in our target areas. Participants must belong to the top 20% of their class academically, and must pass certain criteria dealing with their family’s financial status and overall willingness to commit to the Pathways program.
No, potential participants are selected only from our target public schools. Our scholars must go through the unique formation program that Pathways offers in preparation for college which is why we do not accept walk-in applicants as of yet. For a complete list of our target schools, please contact us.
Pathways estimates that to cover for a college student’s miscellaneous expenses which include transportation costs, allowance for some food, uniforms, books, and other small fees it would cost the student around Php 12,000 per year (Php 6,000 per semester). Pathways gives this allowance to our participants through the generosity of our donors.
Write a letter of intent.
Assign a point person within the school to become the Pathways Teacher Coordinator. A Teacher Coordinator is a volunteer faculty member of the school who will responsible for recruiting and monitoring the students in their respective high schools. S/he will also serve as Liaison Officer between the partner public school, students and the Pathways Office.