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Kabataang-Pilipino, Inc. or KPI is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization duly registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). [Click here to see the SEC Registration Certificate].[back to top]
KPI was established with a mission to bring hope to the Filipino youth by:
KPI envisions itself to be a catalyst of Philippine development through education and become a model organization for other individuals or organizations in conveying the message that the Filipino youth is worth helping.
How is KPI organized?
KPI was founded and organized by a group of people who believes that in the youth lies the hope of the nation. The same set of people is now leading and managing the activities of KPI. Click here to view KPI's Board of Trustees and the current set of Officers.
Who are KPI's intended beneficiaries?
The Filipino Youth! KPI shares the belief of Dr. Jose Rizal (the Philippines' foremost national hero) that the "youth is the hope of the nation." In doing this, all of KPI's programs and activities are and will be designed towards the development of an enlightened, informed, and responsible breed of Filipino youth that will be ready to contribute a positive impact to their respective communities, societies and to the nation as a whole. KPI is shaping the leaders of the future! See our KPI Graduates/Alumni here.
This promise was made some three years ago by its Founding Chairman, Jun Kabigting as he was bidding for a scholarship grant to study MBA in the US. He promised to himself that if he gets the scholarship he will share the blessing to others in every possible way he can.
Eventually, in 1999 Jun got a full MBA scholarship grant from the Asian Development Bank (www.adb.org) under its Government of Japan Scholarship Program and the Hawaii-based East-West Center (www.eastwestcenter.org) in cooperation with the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (www.jaims.org) also based in Hawaii.
As part of the fulfillment of the requirements of the MBA degree of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a two-month internship in a company in Japan was required from each student. In doing so, JAIMS has managed to place Jun in the world's largest consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwcglobal.com ) specifically in its Human Resource consulting practice.
Starting of as an intern, Jun was eventually absorbed by PwC to become part of its Global Human Resource Solutions (GHRS) practice in Japan. "And the rest," as they say "is history…" In hindsight, this was the start of the fulfillment of a promise that is to become KPI.
Partnering with other people who share with the idea that in the educated Filipino youth lies the hope of the Philippines' progress, Jun together with his family and close personal and professional friends then proceeded to form what is now Kabataang-Pilipino, Inc. or KPI.
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What are the programs of KPI?
Currently, KPI's flagship program is the KPI Scholarship Program (KPISP). It aims to provide an opportunity to financially challenged Filipino youth to finish their primary and/or secondary education through financial assistance, sponsor networking, or scholarship information and assistance. Subject to availability of funds, this program shall also provide assistance to qualified youth for their tertiary or vocational education. For more information about KPISP, click here.
There are also other support and developmental programs, events, or activities being implemented, sponsored, or endorsed by KPI in order to enhance the scholars' KP experience. Sample activities include campaigns against drug addiction and lawlessness, environmental awareness programs, values orientation, computer-literacy training, leadership seminars, entrepreneurship courses, and other programs suggested by KPI's local representatives.
How does KPI operate?
KPI believes in the power of partnership in bringing about lasting change. We partner with individuals and/or organizations in order to facilitate the helping out process. We believe that there are people out there who are ready and willing to help others and just needed to be guided on how to do it. KPI provides this means.
Our operational model is simple. It is called Sponsor-Scholar Matching. Sponsors can be individuals, group of individuals, or organizations (private or public). Scholars for matching are carefully selected and screened out following the established requirements and standards of the Kabataang-Pilipino Scholarship Program. Thus, potential sponsors are always assured that the scholar(s) they are getting are those who really deserved to be helped and exhibit strong potential to be successful and help others in the future.
Pooling of other donations from various donors (i.e., individuals or organizations) is also done until the required budget allocated for a scholar is reached. We do this process over and over again until all available resources are allocated.
In addition, to carry out the task of implementing the other support and developmental programs for the KP scholars, we partner with individuals and organizations (government and other non-government) which has recognized expertise in these areas.
As in other non-profit organizations, KPI works through unpaid volunteers who happen to share the same desire to help other people without expecting anything in return. They dedicate their time, effort, money, and other resources to carry out this noble cause. Simply put, KPI volunteers and advocates share in the same dream of bringing hope to the Filipino youth.
THE KPI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
What are the requirements of the KPI Scholarship Program?
The scholarship program is open to all highly-motivated Filipino youth who are academically and/or artistically inclined/gifted or handicapped individuals. Please click here to know the details.
Maximum Limits (PhP)
4,000 per year
7,000 per year
4,000 per course
5,000 per semester (for two semestral system); 4,000 per semester (for tri-semestral system)
How do I apply for the KPI Scholarship Program?
First, you need to become a registered member of KPI by joining our KPI Community here. After wards, you will be given a link to download the KPISP Application Form. Print out the form, fill it out, and send to KPI's address together with other requirements and documentations.
How do I maintain the scholarship?
KPI Scholarships demand a strong academic performance from its grantees in order to maintain the grants accorded to them. Click here to know the academic and performance standards necessary to maintain the scholarship.
HOW TO HELP
How can I help?
Are you ready to make a difference to someone else's life NOW? Regardless of your financial status, age, gender, or faith, you can help bring hope to the Filipino youth by partnering with us and become:
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? (ANNUAL BASIS PER CAPITA)|
|College Scholar||PhP10,000 or US$200|
|High School Scholar||PhP7,000 or US$140|
|Elementary Scholar||PhP4,000 or US$80|
For more information, click here.
What is the KPI Endowment Fund?
The KPI Endowment Fund is a permanent fund bestowed upon Kabataang-Pilipino, Inc. in order to help carry out its mission. All donations made to the Fund are pooled together and invested on risk-free, interest-earning investment instruments such as time deposits or treasury stocks or bonds. The interests earned from this investment are then used to cover the costs incurred by KPI in carrying out its work. Since the principal is left untouched and additional donations are likewise re-invested again to profitable and safe investments, the endowment fund becomes a lasting source of fund to KPI thereby helping it to continue do its work. Think of this as something that even if you only give once the fruits of your philanthropy are borne for years to come.
For more information, click here.
How do I become a KPI Donor-in-kind?
Do you have old, unused but operational or in good condition personal effects such as computers, books, school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc. that you think you can give away so that other people can use them instead? If your answer is "yes" then you are on your way to become a donor-in-kind. This is KPI's answer to the common misconception that you need money to help others. We believe that there are many ways to help. We'll just have to be creative about it.
Click here to start helping others creatively.
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How can I become a KPI volunteer or advocate?
Do you believe and support KPI's mission of bringing hope to the Filipino youth? If you are one with us, we invite you to become a KP Advocate/Volunteer.
As a KPI Advocate/Volunteer you will have hands-on, up close and personal involvement in other activities administered, sponsored, or endorsed by KPI which are designed to give the KPI scholars and other beneficiaries a more meaningful KPI experience. From time to time, travel is an essential part of a volunteer's job so be prepared to be mobile. You will be working closely with other experienced advocates/volunteers so that you can learn from them and in the process train you to be a good KPI advocate or volunteer.
This will require a lot of hard work and commitment on your part but you can be assured that along the way you will learn to share your heart and most importantly have fun while helping others help themselves.
Sample programs that you may want to advocate with KPI or become a volunteer are:
Excited to become a KP advocate or volunteer? Click here to start your adventure.
How can I become a partner of KPI?
Interested in bringing hope to the Filipino youth?
Partner with us and we will cross link your organization or group's web link in this site. Together we can make a difference.
Email us at info [at] kpfi.org to start our partnership.
How is the fund disbursed?
At KPI, we treat our work as a public trust. We ensure that your support goes directly to its intended recipients by maintaining strict financial control and monitoring. We follow generally accepted accounting and auditing principles (GAAP) and use the services of an independent and licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in order to ensure check and balance in KPI's financial books.
Click here to view where your money goes.
Email: info [at] kpfi.org