> Beneficiaries > A Better Chance (ABC) Foundation
Lew Edwards, Founder & Chairman, Tel. # 6364153/6329664

A Better Chance Foundation (ABC) A Better Chance Foundation provides scholarships to more than 1,142 boys and girls. Their objective is to provide scholarships to the poorest of the poor and to lessen the alarmingly high drop-out rates among students in the Philppines. This 5-year Night High School Scholarship Program is in cooperation with the prestigious Siena College Taytay, Rizal; San Jose, del Monte, Bulacan; Quezon City and St. Dominic Academy in Pulilan, Bulacan. This program provides an opportunity for high achieving but poor 6th grade graduates to attain quality secondary education from a private institution like Siena College. Night High scholars are selected from applicants residing in communities adjacent to Siena College Taytay, Quezon City, San Jose del Monte, and Pulilan, Bulacan. Posters are placed throughout the communities inviting drop-outs or potential drop-outs to attend testing at the school. They must first pass an entrance exam similar to the one given to regular paying students. Once they pass the entrance exam, they are then interviewed. After the applicant and their parents are interviewed, a social worker visits their home and community to verify their economic status. Only after the applicant passes this 3-step process can he/she qualify to be a Night High Scholar.

In cooperation with Dr. Jeson Viñas of Viñas Optical, A Better Chance Foundation has been providing free prescription eyeglasses to students in public elementary schools and high schools in poor communities around Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. Free prescription eyeglasses are given to students with poor eyesight whose families cannot afford them. With our partner optometrist Dr. Jeson Viñas and his team, we visit selected elementary schools and high schools to conduct eye checkups, and return a week later to provide the students with poor eyesight their eyeglasses. Once the vision of the young students is corrected, they will now have a chance to do well in school.

A total of 10,016,013.00 Pesos in cash and in kind was given to A Better Chance Foundation.

December 29, 2016 • 44,800 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of SYKES Asia
December 16, 2016 • 60,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of German Club
December 16, 2016 • 320,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Sunrise Resources Limited
August 10, 2016 • 21,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Q2 HR Solutions
August 10, 2016 • 24,000 Pesos  in cash donation for the scholarship grants of St. Andrews Society
August 10, 2016 • 400,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Sunrise Scholars
August 10, 2016 • 34,500 Pesos  in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Rieckermann Scholars
August 10, 2016 • 22,500 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Ostermann Scholars
August 10, 2016 • 61,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of British Women’s Association Scholars
August 10, 2016 • 130,000 Pesos  in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Manila Tens Scholars
January 27, 2015 • 60,000 Pesos  in cash donation for 200 prescription eyeglasses for the students of Bantayan Elementary School
January 27, 2015 • 78,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 12 students in universities, donated by GPCCI
January 27, 2015 • 288,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 12 students in universities, donated by Sykes Asia
August 20, 2014 • 99,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 33 students
January 27, 2015 • 60,000 Pesos  in cash donation for 200 prescription eyeglasses for the students of Bantayan Elementary School
January 27, 2015 • 78,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 12 students in universities, donated by GPCCI
January 27, 2015 • 288,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 12 students in universities, donated by Sykes Asia
November 24, 2014 • 42,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of German Club scholars
November 24, 2014 • 170,400 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of Sykes scholars
November 13, 2014 • 111,350 Pesos in cash donation for 236 prescription eyeglasses in Payatas Annex B
August 20, 2014 • 99,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 33 students
August 20, 2014 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students
August 20, 2014 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students
August 20, 2014 • 12,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 4 students
August 20, 2014 • 132,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 44 students
August 20, 2014 • 78,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of  26 students
August 20, 2014 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for a college scholarship grant of 1 student for 5 years
August 20, 2014 • 180,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 10 students for 6 years
August 20, 2014 • 288,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of students in universities
August 20, 2014 • 92,400 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 12 students in universities
February 17, 2014 • 599,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of Bosch scholars
February 17, 2014 • 228,400 Pesos in cash donation the college scholarship grants of Sykes scholars
November 14, 2013 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students
August 1, 2013 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation from Manila Tens Fund for the scholarship grants of 45 students in Night High School
August 1, 2013 • 159,000 Pesos in cash donation from GPCCI members for the scholarship grants of 53 students in Night High School
July 27, 2013 • 60,000 Pesos in cash donation for scholarship grants for Night High School
April 30, 2013 • 54,362 Pesos in cash donation for the Summer Fun Day Project with Bosch scholars
February 27, 2013 • 11,400 Pesos in cash donation for the tree planting project at Siena College Taytay
February 27, 2013 • 1,875 Pesos in kind donation of seedlings for tree planting at Siena Taytay
December 12, 2012 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students at Siena Taytay, donated by Q2 HR Solutions
November 8, 2012 • 132,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 44 students at Siena College Taytay & Bulacan
November 8, 2012 • 278,800 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 19 students, donated by Sykes Asia
November 8, 2012 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students at Siena Taytay, donated by British Womens Association
November 8, 2012 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grant of 1 student in Siena College Bulacan for 6 years.
November 8, 2012 • 12,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 4 students in Night High School
November 8, 2012 • 264,500 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 76 students, donated by Bosch
June 17, 2012 • 264,500 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 76 students, donated by Bosch
December 7, 2011 • 41,250 Pesos in cash donation for the gifts of 76 Bosch scholars and raffle prizes
December 6, 2011 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 45 students from Siena College at Taytay and Quezon City
November 3, 2011 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students at Siena Taytay, donated by British Womens Association
November 3, 2011 • 342,000 Pesos in cash donation  for the scholarship grants of 76 Bosch university scholars for the second semester
November 3, 2011 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants of 6 students at Siena Taytay, donated by Q2 HR Solutions
November 3, 2011 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation from Manila Tens Fund for the college scholarship grants of 45 students
November 3, 2011 • 105,000 Pesos in cash donation from Rafael Puyat for the college scholarship grants of 7 students for 5 years
June 8, 2011 • 342,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants for 76 students for second semester, donated by Bosch
June 8, 2011 • 342,000 Pesos in cash donation for the college scholarship grants for 76 students, donated by Bosch
June 8, 2011 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students of Night High School in Siena College at Taytay, donated by Q2 HR Solutions
June 8, 2011 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students of Night High School in Siena College at Taytay, donated by British Women’s Association
June 8, 2011 • 240,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 16 students of Night High School for 5 years in Siena College at Taytay, donated by Western Union
June 8, 2011 • 240,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grant of 1 student of Night High School in Siena College at Quezon City, donated by Western Union
June 8, 2011 • 3,000 Pesos in cash was given for the scholarship grant of 1 student of Night High School in Quezon City, donated by Millie Tuazon
April 29, 2011 • 1,820 Pesos in cash donation of food for the summer outing
March 7, 2011 • 55,800 Pesos in kind donation of 186 eyeglasses for the students of Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School in Parañaque City, donated by DSM Nutritional Products
February 4, 2011 • 47,400 Pesos in kind donation of 158 eyeglasses for the students of Kalayaan Elementary School, donated by DSM Nutritional Products
November 25, 2010 • 60,000 Pesos in kind donation of 200 eyeglasses for the students of Kalayaan Elementary School
November 25, 2010 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 45 students at Siena College, donated by Sykes Asia
June 10, 2010 • 10,000 Pesos in cash donation funds for the scholarship grants of 2 college students in Polytechnic University of the Philippines
June 4, 2010 • 228,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 76 students in Siena College Taytay and Quezon City, donated by Bosch
June 4, 2010 • 180,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 12 students in Siena College Taytay for 5 years, donated by DSM Nutritional Products
February 3, 2010 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 45 students from Siena College at Taytay and Quezon City, donated by Sykes Asia
October 21, 2009 • 48,000 Pesos in kind donation for the 160 eye glasses of the students of Baseco Elementary School in Tondo
July 27, 2009 • 270,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 90 students from Siena College at Taytay and Quezon City
May 7, 2009 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students from Siena College at Taytay
April 27, 2009 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students from Siena College at Taytay
December 29, 2008 • 90,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 30 students from Siena College at Taytay
November 25, 2008 • 500 Pesos in kind donation of books and bags, donated by Q2 HR Solutions
August 29, 2008 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 45 students from Siena College at Taytay and Quezon City, donated by Sykes Asia
June 6, 2008 • 2,400 Pesos in cash donation for the purchase of the food for the scholars at Siena Taytay
June 2, 2008 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 6 students from Siena College at Taytay, donated by Q2 HRS Solutions
June 2, 2008 • 270,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 90 students from Siena College at Quezon City and Taytay, donated by Robert Bosch, Inc.
July 31, 2007 • 135,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 45 students from Siena College at Taytay, donated by Sykes Asia
June 4, 2007 • 270,992 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 90 students from Siena College at Quezon City and Taytay, donated by Robert Bosch, Inc. & In Kind donation for the purchase of bread
May 5, 2007 • 1,064 Pesos in kind donation for the purchase of juices for students at Siena College Taytay
June 1, 2006 • 270,000 Pesos in cash donation for the scholarship grants of 90 students from Siena College at Quezon City and Taytay donated by Robert Bosch, Inc
May 22, 2006 • 18,000 Pesos in cash donation for the tuition fees, books and uniforms of 6 students at Sienna College