About Working Hands
Working Hands Scholarship Foundation, Inc.is a humanitarian organization that provides monetary scholarship to deserving out-of-school youth, who all come from financially-challenged families. The scholarship covers a one-year vocational & technical training at any Don Bosco Training Center in the Philippines at the scholar's own choice. In the future, Working Hands may offer scholarship at other institutions.
In the beginning, "Working Hands", launched in December 1995, was a scholarship program conceptualized and spearheaded by the Young Upbeat Professionals for Peace (YUPPEACE), a people's organization founded in 1994 for the 10th World Youth Day in the Philippines. In November 1996, it was spun off as Working Hands Scholarship Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, not-for-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The end in mind, when Working Hands was created, was the vision of a manpower base of educated and well-trained young workers who, by way of being productive, responsibly contribute to economic nation-building. The organization believes that it is not enough just to send the out-of-school youth to school. Fortressed by values like social responsibility and psycho-spiritual growth, the trained youth must be able to work and earn after being graduated from the training centers.
Vision - MissionGuided by the YUPPEACE spirit and experience, we envision a manpower base of educated and well trained young workers responsibly contributing to nation-building in a Christ-like way.
We commit ourselves to:
YUPPEACE is a movement committed to the youth, a faith community of young professionals that provides psycho-spiritual formative programs to its members. More about YUPPEACE at www.yuppeace.com
Our Dream? Working Hands dreams of an empowered youth sector capable of pursuing gainful and dignified living centered on Christian values --
Board of Trustees