Welcome to Hay Nako Organization
The Hay Nako Organization was founded on December 21, 2018, by a university student from Denmark. While walking in the streets of Mandaue, he was confronted with the harsh reality of life for the indigent kids in the area. He witnessed children sleeping alone in dark alleys at night and looking for scraps of food in garbage bins smelling of rot after days in 35 degrees humid heat. Seeing the hardship of the children in the area made him appreciate the fortunate life he had been living in Europe – but it also made him realise the responsibility we all have as human beings to help one another. Therefore, he decided to help, and came up with an ambitious plan: to create an initiative that would raise awareness and better the skills and creative talents of the kids in the area, as to give them the tools to create a brighter future for themselves.
This initiative is now a reality: A school of 35 kids, 12 volunteers, a few teachers and a lot of love! A school for both the mind and the heart. We provide food and formal education for the kids, but just as importantly, we give them experiences they would otherwise never have. Through activities we teach them how to live responsibly, to help them grow and develop character, leadership skills and an altruistic spirit.
The organization hope to strengthen the community of Mandaue, and hopefully bring the project to other slums in the future. We believe that kids are the key to a better future, and our vision is therefore just as ambitious as the project itself: to bring opportunities, prosperity and success to everyone, by investing in the personal growth of each child through the strength of community spirit and compassion.