It is less-fortunate students from Dagat-dagatan Malabon City who were the first beneficiaries of Hope Afloat.
More specifically, our first group of beneficiaries were 6th grade public school students, aged 11-13, all of whom are residing in the Dagat-dagatan, Malabon City area.
The City of Malabon is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. Located just north of Manila, the city has a population of 353,337 (2010). It is primarily a residential and industrial town and is one of the most densely populated cities in the metropolis. The city is considered as the local Venice, due to yearlong floods and gradual sinking.
In fact, according to the MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority), Letre Road (also known as Dagat-dagatan) in the city of Malabon is one of the most flood-prone areas in Metro Manila.
Support us and help us to provide school children in a flood-prone area with an extra set of school supplies and a special water-proof dry bag to keep their things safe and dry. It costs approximately US$10.00 to provide one (1) beneficiary with a Hope Afloat dry bag kit.