In 2008, Rehoboth extended it's services to the community and established the Rehoboth Educational Assistance Program (REAP), which offers educational assistance to local families who are unable to send their children to school or college for financial reasons. REAP scholars are given financial support to continue their studies but remain living with their families within their local communities. We are currently supporting students in all levels of education from elementary, through high school and up to college level. REAP students also have access to Rehoboth’s tutoring services and to the resource centre at the Home consisting of a library and computer room. As well as providing financial sponsorship Rehoboth monitors attendance and progress, maintains regular contact with schools and colleges, gives tutorials where possible and offers spiritual support.
Families of REAP students are expected to make financial contributions where possible, support their children, and enter into a partnership with Rehoboth. This includes voluntary help at the Home and attending meetings concerning their child’s educational welfare. Rehoboth works together with the family to show the importance of a stable, loving and Christian environment.
In addition to REAP, Rehoboth has been conducting the Family Development sessions for the Pantawid Pamiliyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Brgy. Sta. Maria and Cabanabaan since 2011. This is part of RCHI’s contribution to the community as a civic society organization.
REAP SCHOLAR TESTIMONIALS
Final Letters to Sponsors
"No words can explain how blessed and grateful I am to be part of the REAP scholarship programme and of course to have you as my sponsor. You are not just my sponsor but my family too. Your generous support really helped me a lot to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to college. Without people like you, many students like me would be unable to pursue the career of their dreams. A big thanks to you for always including me in your prayers and most especially for the unending support you extended to me."
"I remember the day you visited us and that day I was so glad and I told myself that I’m so lucky because there are still people like you…on behalf of my family thank you so much for being my sponsor, for being a good friend and for giving me a home like Rehoboth. When I received my diploma I could really see the happiness in my parents eyes. I know they are happy and proud of what I am now and you’re a great part of that achievement. Your kindness has motivated me in pursuing my goals in life. You will always be in my heart and mind and always my inspiration. I hope that you will continue helping and providing light for the people who are in need."
"A month before I graduated high school I told my friend that I couldn’t go to college due to lack of money. So I decided to stop my studying but my friend who is a resident at Rehoboth never let me stop and she introduced me to REAP. I applied for a scholarship and thank God I was granted one. Finally I was able to pursue my studies to degree level…now I have officially victoriously graduated from my chosen course Bachelor of Science in Psychology through the help of Rehoboth. In addition, Rehoboth was also a stepping-stone to build my confidence as a human being. Through Rehoboth’s activities they helped their scholars to learn, to socialize and to be wise. They are not just helping their scholars financially but they also helped us to fill our heart and life spiritually."