Two hours drive from our UU Church of the Philippines headquarters in Dumaguete on the island of Negros there is a little village, a barangay, named Aquino. Our 27 other churches all have Sunday Schools, but only Aquino has a weekday preschool, with about three dozen kids, three teachers and a director.
The school has done so well that Rev. Rebecca, Director of the UU Partner Churches of the Philippines, applied for a $10,000. grant from the UUA to build a new cement building for a classroom and a Learning Resource Center.
The UUA put $8,000 into the bank for her, saying it would be released when she raised the last $2,000. But Philippino UUs are poor. She has only been able to $400 for the school.
So this is the "nail" that is keeping the kids in a thatched hut, with no real classroom; $1,600. If you would be willing to donate $5, $20, $50. or $100. or whatever you or your Sunday School could contribute, we'll give those kids a headstart to their education.
They're trying to get ready to cope with the 21st Century. Will you lend a hand?
What do you say?
There are several ways you can contribute - check, credit card or Paypal.
Make your check out to Partner Church -- Philippines
Memo to Aquino Prechool.
Mail to First UU Church, 4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
or click below to donate online at Paypal's Secure Page - even if you don't have a Paypal account.
Thanks for loving those kids!
For more information, email
chair, Philippines Partner Church Committee
First UU Church of San Diego