Papaya Academy Inc

Metro Manila, Philippines

The kick off from the first anti bullying seminar took place in 2014 at Papaya Academy in Manila's squatters area, around the enormous dump side Payatas.

Papaya Academy is a Kalinga Project. Kalinga is a Dutch NGO that provides structural support to children and their families living in the vast Payatas garbage dump on the outskirts of Manila. Over 30,000 people live on this mountain of waste, and they survive by collecting and separating aluminium, plastic and cardboard waste. Children are often required to  start working at a very young age. For most children there is no hope  for a different future - a better future.

All 108 students of grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 joined the seminar. The seminar was developed and organised by Marieke.