Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
– Mother Teresa
Reading and Comprehension Enhancement (RACE) is a 20-day reading program to help young children learn the foundations of reading. We all know that reading is a skill very much necessary for everyday living. Though, it is taught at early stages in schools across the country, it remains true that students, especially among poor communities are struggling with reading and most importantly comprehension. After undergoing the 20-day reading program, the students have shown enhanced skills in reading and comprehension.
Life Skills Development Program
A follow-up program to RACE, Life Skills Development Program seeks to enhance further the reading and comprehension skills of the school children from poor communities putting the said skills to use as they learn additional skills essential for daily living and for their development. The program consists of three main components:
enhancing relationship with others, and
Study Now Pay Later Program
This program targets junior and senior college students who can no longer continue their studies since they are financially scarce. The reason behind selecting junior and senior college students is because, often times, the students drop out from universities/ colleges at these levels, based on our findings/experience in the communities we have operated.
One important component of this program is the values formation. CHAI believes in encouraging students to be good stewards of the resources, thus requiring them to meet the passing grade set by the universities/ colleges.
CHAI desires to inculcate to the students the importance of caring for others and sharing their God-given gifts and skills that will foster a loving community.
A large part of development is learning how to become independent and become self-sufficient. The step to in this process is often started by finding a way to produce life sustaining income. We have found that we can use various means to help communities with this need. Some of these projects include, Animal Raising, Farming, Fish Raising, Buying & Selling Commodities, Use of Micro Loans.
We believe that having a solid foundation of values will lead our next generations into a better future. In order to make better choices they have to know their values and where they stand. We use the Bible and other materials to lead youth and young adults in conversations about their values.
Living in a way that reflects one’s values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.
– Deborah Day