Real LIFE in 2011

Real LIFE in 2011

2011 was a great year for the Real LIFE Foundation! Your partnership and prayers are helping  build a bright future for underprivileged high school and university scholars across the country.

Here are some highlights for this year for Real LIFE:

Steady Growth
Real LIFE currently supports more than 150 students in 20 locations around the Philippines. They’ve recently opened three scholarship programs in Caloocan, Metro East, and Dasmariñas, Cavite. Real LIFE also celebrated their biggest Graduation Banquet last April, with forty-three high school and college graduates.

From Death to LIFE
In March 6 and 7, five men joined the Bataan Death March marathon in Mariveles, Bataan.  They ran for 102-km to raise support for Real LIFE and raise awareness. Two of our Victory pastors, Ferdie Cabiling and Junn Besana, took part in this grueling race. This team was able to raise PHP 500,000 for our scholars.

Soaring to Greater Heights
Real LIFE also held their very first national scholar’s conference in October. Entitled “Soar,” our scholars took part in two days of equipping and encouragement in leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence. Some of those who attended experienced firsts in their lives—riding an airplane and staying at a hotel, among others.

Real LIFE scholars and alumni come together for "Soar"

Putting the Fun Back in Run
Last November marked Race for LIFE with over 2,300 who ran, walked, skipped, and hopped for LIFE. The organizers cooked up an Amazing Race for parents and their kids, which proved to be a fun and helpful way for them to spend time! Lynn Nawata, Real LIFE’s executive director, recounted her experience here.

Father and daughter share a priceless bonding moment!

Getting Real
Not only has Real LIFE received help and support here in the Philippines, but internationally as well! “Get Real this Christmas,” a benefit concert held in Singapore, was held in December. It was organized by members of EN Central, one of our Every Nation churches in Singapore. This benefit concert raised enough funds to support twenty-one scholars!

We are thankful that you have taken part in giving to LIFE! As you have refreshed others, may you and your family be refreshed.

About Real LIFE
Real LIFE Foundation is passionate about providing a better future for underprivileged Filipinos by giving them access to a good education and transforming their communities through community service.

To know more about Real LIFE, you may visit their website or read their blog. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Real LIFE Scholars: Soaring to Greater Heights!

Real LIFE Scholars: Soaring to Greater Heights!

On October 20-21, the Real LIFE Foundation will be holding its first National Convergence entitled, “Soar.” Around 250 scholars, LIFE coaches, and Real LIFE alumni will be taking part in this two-day event for refreshing and fellowship. The conference will capture various topics such as integrity, leadership, excellence, and faith.

According to Vince Bitana, Real LIFE’s program coordinator, the theme was chosen to encourage every scholar to persevere and soar on wings like eagles, amidst their circumstances and backgrounds.

We’re looking forward to the future that these young men and women will build! Let’s pray that from this seminar, these young men and women would rise up and take the challenge of overcoming all the obstacles they face and will face. Pray also that all of them would be examples to their families, friends, and classmates.

Real LIFE supports scholars from all over the Philippines, including Laoag, Baguio, Urdaneta, Bacolod, Zamboanga, and General Santos

About Real LIFE
Real LIFE Foundation provides high school and university scholarships to underprivileged but deserving students with good academic standing. They also offer feeding programs every Saturday morning to malnourished children in Pasig and Malate.

If you would like to volunteer for Real LIFE’s feeding programs or know how you can help, you may call 817 1212 or visit their website. You can also follow their updates on Facebook and Twitter.