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Papaya Academy School 

In 2003, Papaya Academy School was found by the Kalinga Foundation which  offers free education in every children from the Payatas, Quezon City. This school also offers them a chance to make their life better or even best than before.   Why in Payatas? The nearest school for the children in Payatas is facing lack of teachers, teaching materials and classrooms. Every classroom caters 120 students and several children sharing a book. And additional problem is the low salaries for the staffs and difficult working conditions resulting to lots of resignations.These factors mainly affect the dreams and hopes for every children in Payatas. That is why Papaya Academy School was built.  School System The Papaya Academy is teaching Grades 1 to 6 and taught different subjects like Math, Science, English, Filipino, MAKABAYAN ( EPP, CLE and MSEP) and Computer. The school also focuses not only on the curricular activities but also in non-curricular activities like scouting, chess, taekwondo, drama, volleyball, basketball, and even theater  (drama, singing and dancing).   The school has several facilities that help the children in their learning. A classroom which can caters 30 children, a library, audio and computer room, administration office,  gymnasium, kitchen, clinic and a science laboratory.  Besides of all the activities done annually, the children had their educational tour, sports and music competitions between other schools.  The children and the teachers have different religious backgrounds, and all religions are respected. The Teachers in Papaya Academy are professionals and are equip with talents which can be of good help for their students.   Selection  The classroom is limited for 30 students per class and the students are pre-tested to ensure that they are able to work successfully. The students were not been selected according to their race, religion or political views but on their own skills and capabilities as a student. Besides the children, the parents are involved in the selection. The parents must fully support their child along the years in Papaya Academy, this kind of help really pay off. Knowing that Papaya Academy is solely intended for the indigent family in the Payatas, we’re not only on the economic situation of the family but we were after the motivation and willingness of the child as well as the parents.
History Kalinga at Pag-ibig Foundation is a registered Philippine charity. The foundation was established September 2002, by Miss Janneke Heinen and Craig Burrows. The main source of financial support comes from the “Stichting Kalinga”,the Netherlands. Rationale As a a declaration of policy, the Philippine State sees the child as a very “important asset” such that “every effort should exerted to promote his/her  welfare and enhance his/her opportunities for a useful and happy life.” Education is an integral part of this and to support the Philippines, the board of Kalinga at Pag-ibig decided to put up a non-fee charging Elementary School. Mission Papaya’s mission is to create a student-focused academic and educational environment, which aspires to achieve excellence. It promotes positive beliefs and values. It acknowledges and appreciates the diversity of different religious and humanitarian beliefs. Its goal is to prepare students to succeed in further educational studies and into the world of work and to help them develop into mature adults with sense of purpose and belonging. Main Goal and Objective of Papaya Academy Papaya Academy is a privately owned school founded upon Humanitarian and Christian beliefs and values. It is dedicated to providing access to a quality education for the impoverished children in the local community and suburbs, believing that all children have this right. Specific Goals and Objectives Papaya Academy is a privately owned charity school that aims to provide a quality education for the impoverished children in the local community and suburbs of Montalban. It aims to develop the whole child - spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social and physical aspects of life through varied experiences and teaching methods. The specific goals and objectives are: i. Each member of the school community should be valued as a uniquely created individual ii. Effective learning is achieved through stimulating student curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm through holistic education.   Sources: Manual of Operation (Papaya Academy Inc.) and                http://www.kalinga.nl