Young and unrepresented voices are the heart of all that we do and the reason we exist. We don't just listen to marginalised youth, we give them the space to lead.
By putting youth at the centre of decision-making, we adopt a child-rights approach that ensures all programming for young people is curated by young people.
The role of our leadership is simply to facilitate spaces for youth and their communities to gain agency and self-determination for their own futures - for us, that is what development is and how leadership should be.
Meet our Youth Leaders
Yman is very committed to her dreams, so she needs 8 hours of good sleep every night. We hear you, Yman.
Frances loves composing
songs; we are convinced a hit single is coming soon.
Lyra's perfect day involves a lot of K-pop and K-drama. She assures us 'K-pop' should be part of everyone's day.
Daniel is a dancer. In fact, if he passes a mirror, he can't help but cut some shapes. Sadly for him, there are no mirror in the office.
Just like Daniel, Rejene likes to dance a lot, even when there is no mirror.
Ayo's real name is not 'Ayo', but everyone thinks it is. So now he is Ayo. We're still trying to know the real name, but he won't tell us. as he thinks 'Ayo' is cool.
Kyle is sure he has the answer to eternal happiness; 'Spongebob Squarepants' - According to Kyle, everything about Sponge is pure happiness. You might be on to something here, Kyle!
Whatever song Christian hears, he hums along to. It provides a good guessing game for others..
Meet our Youth Mentors
OUR YOUTH MENTORS
A minimum of seven (7) pillows are required for Dada to ensure she sleeps well at night. We understand, Dada, but seven, where do they all fit?
Numbers and Maths inspire John-Rex, so don't be surprised to learn that he takes keeping the right game score very seriously!
Jhean's first trip out of the Philippines was to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The one match she watched was the only game out of 64 games that ended 0-0. No goals to cheer, but she did master the Mexican Wavel
Marvin is the self-proclaimed 'Mr. Popular in
Tacloban City', so when you visit us, be sure to ask around for him. No lack of confidence then, Marvin!
Rhobs' favourite food is shrimp, but she is allergic to shellfish, so it's a bit of a love/hate relationship depending on how many she is brave enough to eat. We admire your dedication, Rhobs!
Juanillo is a trainee chef; he is convinced he can cook whatever you want. Challenge accepted, Juanillo!
When not playing football, Bernard is busy with rabbit farming and keeping in shape at the gym; awww, such a softie, Bernand, even if you lift a lot of iron!
We are not sure why this would happen, but if Carl had to eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would choose chicken curry. We got you, Carl!
JP is the official 'Rice Eating Champion' at FundLife; we are told it's a title he won't give up easily, although he does have a lot new young challengers.
Reuben is a leader of few words, and he is still thinking of a profound way to share this uniqueness - we see you, Reuben, actions speak louder.
Meet our Community Team
Youth Learning - Head
Alongside her teaching role, Patty is a dog whisperer - she even thinks her dogs are good enough to join the FundLife football team - let's sign them up!