AiHu Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to educate out-of-school youth and adults by sharing their skills in computers applications, troubleshooting, and hardware maintenance. AiHu, which means Love and Care in Mandarin, builds its philosophy around the Chinese proverb: “Give man fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
AiHu Foundation was formally established in 16 July 2003 upon its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission. And the PCNCaccreditation recently last October 30, 2009 for tax exemption.
The Philippines has made commitments to the Millennium Development Goals, which defines targets aimed at alleviating poverty and ensuring equal development of societies. Despite such commitments, the country is far behind in terms of achieving targets for universal primary education. According to the National Statistics Coordination Board, the net enrollment ratio in primary education dropped from 99.1 percent in 1990 to 84.4 percent in 2005. The situation is much worse for out-of-school youth. In the 2002 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey, the National Statistics Office documented more than 3.6 million out-of-school youth aged 15 to 24. Several studies have shown that the poor economic and social conditions in the family contribute to the prevalence of OSY in the Philippines. AiHu believes that there is still much hope for OSY. In response to this daunting task, the organization has committed itself to help build a nation of self-reliant responsible Filipinos by offering free quality education in order for them to improve their economic and social well-being.
To provide appropriate education, skills training, values formation for out-of-school youth and other disadvantaged members of the Philippine society.
To empower the deserving youth by offering scholarship grants and lectures on life skills development.
To strengthen the economic conditions of the less privileged communities by providing livelihood and training programs.
To inculcate values in the youth.