Bridging the Gaps (BTG) believes that an empowered nation starts from an educated public; hence, education remains a crucial factor in unleashing human potential. Specifically, the organization recognizes that education takes various forms to cater to different social circumstances such as students’ financial capacity, conduciveness of learning environments, and quality of learning resources. Given this, BTG creates more avenues – capacity building, youth corps, skills and livelihood training, language and volunteer work camps – where marginalized communities can access essential educational services, resources, and experiences, allowing them to garner knowledge and skills that suit them. In the same note, the organization promotes the value of non-formal methods of education in inculcating such values, allowing wider audiences to gain opportunities for them to hone their skills, harness their potentials, and gain wider views of the world. Moreover, volunteerism goes to the center of the organization’s educational agenda. Therefore, youth networks are encouraged to promulgate the culture of volunteering as a means of exploring one’s abilities, while enabling oneself as a force of change.
BTG prides itself on its growing pool of volunteers and staff-driven by a sense of common responsibility and motivation to enact change among different sectors and fields. Leveraging on creative ideas for the design of programs and activities, BTG seeks to find effective solutions across the four thematic pillars namely (1) education, (2) environmental sustainability, (3) microfinance and entrepreneurship, and (4) culture and heritage, both investing and benefiting from an empowered and dynamic youth.
The mission of BTG is to champion youth linkages, volunteerism, and social inclusion while concentrating on four thematic pillars- (1) education, (2) environmental sustainability, (3) microfinance and entrepreneurship, and (4) culture and heritage. The vision of BTG is to be a centered platform of youth initiatives driven by broadened networks, social engagement, and sustainability efforts.
Contact person: Elly Gragas
Phone: (+63) 9179567215 | (+632) 4355900
Organization: Bridging the Gaps (BTG)
Address: Unit 408, 4th floor, Liberty Place Building, 96 Xavierville Avenue, Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1108 Philippines