This time last year, my business partner and I started the TaskUs Foundation. We felt compelled to give back to the Philippines, a country that had give us so much. Despite the fact that the Philippines is on pace to becoming the 16th largest economy in the world, they are currently ranked 99th in primary education. Something had to be done.
We started small. We decided to ask our clients, friend and families for donations to help send a few of the kids of our employees to the best schools in the Philippines and provide them with after school opportunities like karate, soccer and tutoring. We raise over $8,000 and matched every donation dollar for dollar. This $16,000 allowed us to support 4 amazing kids all this year. Check out this video to see these amazing kids!
Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for the TaskUs Foundation. This will pay for the primary educations and after school programs for 4 more remarkable kids.
In the spirit of our cause, on April 15th, 2013, I will run the Boston Marathon, and I need your support! Visit RunBoston2013.com to donate now and help forever change the state of primary education in the Philippines.