PIC in the Philippines is supporting The Purple Centers Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working with families in the garbage dump and cemetery communities of the Philippines.
The Foundation aims to help children from these areas build a brighter future by enhancing their education. PIC offers college scholarships to children choosing courses related to agriculture. These cover tuition fees and allowances for lodging, food and other expenses. PIC also encourages these students to gain work experience during their course through on-the-job training at one of its own facilities or a partner farm. Three students are currently receiving such scholarships: they are pictured opposite and are all at Pampanga State Agricultural University, taking degrees in Agriculture (majoring in Animal Science).