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Bag of Hope
St Joseph’s supports the Ten Foundation’s ‘Bag of Hope’ project by sourcing our school book bags from its Livelihood programme in the Philippines. This programme provides employment and educational opportunities for communities in the Philippines. All profits from the Ten Foundation’s commercial enterprises and any donations received are re-invested directly back into the communities the Foundation supports. Employees receive a fair wage for their labour and the Ten Foundation also provides scholarships to those employees who wish to further their education.
The ultimate aim is to create a self-sustaining enterprise which is controlled and developed by the local community. Therefore, each morning you lift your book bag and make your way to school, just remember that you are giving ‘Hope’ to so many other people who perhaps do not currently enjoy the same rights and opportunities which are available to us.