Location: Pabahay 2000, Brgy Muzon, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines
Beneficiaries: 150 sponsored children and young adults
Background: Pabahay 2000 (or Housing 2000) was established in 1997 as a government-initiated housing project for the victims of squatters’ demolition from different poor communities in the Manila metro area. Currently, there are 150 sponsored children in this area—47 in elementary school, 85 in high school, and 18 in college. They are required to use the Internet for school assignments and term papers in order to do well academically. This Internet use exposes the children and young adults to online predators.