F.L.A.G. is an amazing blog I came across while on voiceBoks. It is maintained by Monica. Here is a little of her story from her blog...
F.L.A.G stands for Fundamental Learning Academy for Girls
Here's how it began...
I'm a mom to 2 teenage boys 19 and 16, married for 20 years. Both my husband and I met in Canada over 20 years ago. We lived here since we were teenagers. This country has given us so much blessings in life, the Canadian dream.
After my husband's trip to the Philippines in 2009, something changed in him that I could never imagine. He saw extreme poverty, crime and desolation around him. He saw girls, little girls sleeping on the streets, begging with their parents. His heart was broken. There were times we long for another child and perhaps God would bless us a daughter. He has a different plan for us, something greater. When he came back home, he sat me down and told me his plan. With much love, we decided this will be our mission and began changing our lifestyle.
Fast forward, 2010 we created F.L.A.G. We have 15 girls we fully support today and 8 of them will go to a regular school in June 2011 for the first time. 8 more girls will be joining FLAG to prepare them for the next school year. Their ages from 4 to 11 and they have never been in a classroom. Our staff teaches them how to read and write, respect and word of God.
We have a lot work to do. This is our way to help and shape the future of underprivileged girls in the Philippines through education.
Monica is truly inspiring in the work she is doing. I invite all of you to stop by her blog and say hello!