A ‘baon’ a day: This simple allowance program is helping hundreds of Pinoy students graduate!

The Investment and Capital Corporation of the Philippines’ “Tulong Pambaon” program is helping keep students in school and finish primary education.

A baon a day keeps students in school. The Investment and Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP) is proving just that with its ongoing initiative, helping hundreds of students finish their primary schooling.

Under its “Tulong Pambaon” program, Grade 5 and 6 students in beneficiary communities receive a Php20 daily allowance for basic needs like food, transportation, and school materials.

Launched in 2011 with only four beneficiaries, the program has grown significantly, thanks to ICCP Group employees that started joining in 2016, more students are now sponsored.

According to a Manila Times report, all 281 sponsored students in 23 partner schools have graduated from grade school, with some finishing with honors.

ICCP Group includes Science Park of the Philippines Inc., Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, and Manila Exposition Complex Inc., which runs World Trade Center Metro Manila.