The Munting Lapis Organization or "Little Pencil" in English, is an organization whose mission is to serve the disadvantaged children in a neighborhood community in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, by providing a nurturing and educational- based environment. The name "Little Pencil" comes from Mother Teresa who said, "I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” The children who utilize "The Center" (a tutoring building on Magsaysay Street) have access to afterschool tutoring which includes help with homework and skill development, a breakfast program, online reading programs to help reading skills and comprehension, tuition for school as well as transportation and assistance with uniforms, school and hygiene supplies, and field trips and recreational activities to all make a fun, healthy, educational environment. As of today, 25 neighborhood kids use The Center on a daily basis. Their academic activity is monitored via review of school grade reports and as well as online reading program reports. 

Donations for the Munting Lapis Organization are used exclusively to fund the operations at The Center and all officers, tutors, and US-based personnel are volunteers and don't receive any donation money. All expenses for trips from the United States to the Philippines and vice versa are self-funded. If interested in learning more about Munting Lapis, email [email protected] or scroll/click through our website for more details.

Donations can be given by clicking the "DONATE" button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen or by pressing the "DONATE" tab in the menu.

Salamat (Thank you)! 

-Munting Lapis