Children living in the Navotas Public Cemetery hitch to a Purple Centers vehicle delivering relief goods during a typhoon.
The Purple Centers began in 2003 with a daycare in the Navotas Public Cemetery, where thousands of families lived among the dead and along the dangerous seawall. Many fathers make a living fishing and working in the Navotas seaport markets.
The Navotas community is influx, as families are being relocated to new communities built by the government on the remote, outskirts of Metro Manila—in Tanza, Navotas, and in Bulacan Province. We continue to support students and their families after their relocation.
The Purple Centers supports 139 students from the Navotas Public Cemetery—those that remain there as well as those that have relocated to Tanza and Bulacan. These students represent 20% of our beneficiaries.