Zamboanga del Norte Funds for Little Kids


Our mission is to help children go to school

Organization Overview

The Philippine Funds for Little Kids NOW known as the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation started as a national movement to help children who used to swim to school in the mangrove village of Layag-Layag, Zamboanga City. The idea behind it is to pool our own individual little funds to help these children get to school safe and dry.

We are more popularly known as the Yellow Boat Project.

Initially, we thought we would just give them the yellow school boats but by now we've since move on to helping support them through provision of other school supplies, medical/dental missions to their communities, scholarships and even through livelihood programs.

Our philosophy can be shown by this quote:

"The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot do is to give light at night. It shows no one is superior by size but by purpose. If we cannot do great things, we can do small things in a great way. Little things make a big difference to God."

The mission of the fund is to pool resources from all over the world to help kids in the Philippines.

Our story is about heroic kids who face daily challenges just to be able to go to school. They are our inspiration.

We believe it is our responsibility to make sure that no child is left behind.

We started out as a group on Facebook called 'Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids.' ( This one is located in Layag-Layag, Brgy. Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.

We have since added two more communities in Masbate and Zamboanga del Sur, here are their Facebook group addresses:

Masbate Funds for Little Kids (Isla Mababoy, Brgy. Guinhadap, Monreal, Masbate)

ZamSur Funds for Little Kids (Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur)

We will soon launch the organization's website and please keep going back here for updates.

General Information

We'll allow the feature stories about us tell our story:

The boat to success

Huffington Post (guest post by Chief Storyteller Jay Jaboneta)

Ito ang Contri sa Country Ko! (This is My Contribution to My Country) by the Presidential Broadcast Staff

CNN World View Feature of Masbate Funds for Little Kids

Philippines students brave harsh conditions by Al Jazeera (Jamela Alindogan)

Interview of Jay Jaboneta on ANC Headstart with Karen Davila
Part 1
Part 2

Coverage by GMA News TV's State of the Nation with Jessica Soho

IBC-13 Inspiring Filipinos Feature Story

ANC's The Rundown with TJ Manotoc and Jean Enriquez

GMA News TV's News To Go with Howie Severino

NBN-4 Coverage of Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Awarding

GMA-7 Story on the Masbate Funds for Little Kids


Unit 4, Dian Hap Building, F. Nunez Street, 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines


Watch Jay Jaboneta share our story on TEDxMontpellier 2012 in France!

Best of Facebook Stories

Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Award (One of the 7 Modern-Day Filipino Heroes)

Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Official Awarding

Reader's Digest Asia Everyday Hero

Liberal Project Award by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty

Regional Award, Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards

World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Shaper