WHO WE ARE

Real LIFE Foundation is a Philippine nongovernmental organization that exists to honor God by serving and empowering the underprivileged youth of the Philippines through educational assistance, character formation, and leadership development.

 
 

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
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MAE PEREZ

Real LIFE Foundation
Executive Director
Since 2017

As Christians, we believe we are called to help those in need, to be the hands and feet of Jesus by being His instruments on earth. Real LIFE Foundation was born as a response to that call of God.

At Real LIFE, we serve bright and deserving underprivileged youth by providing them with educational assistance, so that as we empower them, they, in turn, can be a blessing to their families and communities.

More than just providing education, we focus on character formation, instilling in them the values of leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence, to help our scholars rise to become true servant leaders.

Although we may not see in our lifetime our vision of a totally transformed nation where each Filipino has access to quality education, we press on toward this goal: one changed life at a time.
 
 
 

 WHAT WE DO

We believe that education is the most effective way to empower individuals and lift themselves out of poverty. The financial aid we give to our scholars serves this purpose. By covering their tuition fees, weekly allowances, and other school-related expenses, we are helping them have a better future.

EDUCATIONAL
ASSISTANCE

We believe that education is the most effective way to empower individuals and lift themselves out of poverty. The financial aid we give to our scholars serves this purpose. By covering their tuition fees, weekly allowance, and other school-related expenses, we are helping them have a better future.

We believe that good character is equally important as education in preparing students for life. This is the reason why all our scholars are coached in the areas of leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence through LIFE groups.

CHARACTER
FORMATION

We believe that good character is equally important as education in preparing students for life. This is the reason why all our scholars are coached in the areas of leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence through LIFE groups.

We believe in investing in students because they are the future leaders of the nation. Our goal is not only to produce graduates but also to contribute to empowering a generation of future leaders who will make an impact in different sectors of society.

LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

We believe in investing in students because they are the future leaders of the nation. Our goal is not only to produce graduates but also to contribute to empowering a generation of future leaders who will make an impact in different sectors of society.

 
 
 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 
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FERDIE CABILING

FERDIE CABILING serves as the chairman of the board of Real LIFE. He also serves as the director for Victory in Metro Manila.

 
 
 
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CRICKETTE ABELLO

CRICKETTE ABELLO serves as the treasurer of Real LIFE. She also serves as the director for partnership development in Every Nation Philippines. She previously served as the head of operations for Real LIFE.

 
 
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JIJI CONCEPCION

JIJI CONCEPCION serves as the corporate secretary of Real LIFE. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Every Nation Philippines.

 
 
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STEVE MURRELL

STEVE MURRELL serves as the president of Every Nation and is the founding pastor of Victory.

 
 
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MAE PEREZ

MAE PEREZ is the executive director of the Real LIFE Foundation. She previously served as the event manager of Every Nation Philippines for six years and the worship services and events director of Victory Fort Bonifacio for nine years.

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JOEY BONIFACIO

JOEY BONIFACIO serves as a member of the International Apostolic Team of Every Nation and is the senior pastor of Every Nation Singapore. He previously served as the executive director of Real LIFE.

 
 
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GILBERT FOLIENTE

GILBERT FOLIENTE serves as the president of Victory and Every Nation in the Philippines.

 
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ATTY. INKY REYES

ATTY. INKY REYES serves as a partner of Gordon Dario Reyes Law Offices.

 
 
 

HISTORY

2003

In 2003, practicing physician and then senior pastor of Victory Pasig Joey Castro started the LIFE Scholarships—an educational assistance program for high school and university students who lacked the financial capability to complete their education. Out of their own pockets, he and his wife, Tess, paid for the tuition and books of the students while their friends, joining their humble advocacy, shouldered the students’ weekly allowance.

2007

The success of these scholarships in the years that followed led to an increased demand for funding and programs. As such, the LIFE Scholarships Program was formally incorporated as the Real LIFE Foundation, Inc. in March 2007.

2009

We opened our first provincial centers in Lipa, Batangas, and Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Since then, we have opened more centers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

2011

The first National Scholars' Conference (NSC) was held in October 2011 for 160 scholars. Since then, the NSC has become an annual event to prepare graduating scholars for life after college by equipping them in the areas of leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence (LIFE).

2015

We tied up with Victory locations to localize the scholarship program. Thanks to this partnership, we now have Real LIFE teams in more than 50 locations across the Philippines.

We also partnered with Every Nation Campus Philippines for our character formation program. They help us coach all our scholars in the areas of leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence through LIFE groups that meet weekly.

2019

We partnered with more schools to extend our scholarship program to more students. This year, we are aiming to support 740 scholars.

 
 
 

WHERE WE ARE

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NCR 

Alabang
Antipolo Caloocan
Fort Bonifacio
Greenhills
Katipunan
Makati Malate
Metro East
Novaliches Nova Central
Ortigas
Pasig
Pioneer Quezon Avenue
U-Belt

CENTRAL LUZON

Baler
Baliwag
Meycauayan
Olongapo
Pampanga
Plaridel

SOUTH LUZON

Bacoor Batangas City
Dasmariñas Gen. Mariano Alvarez
Imus
Lipa
Los Baños
Lucena
Santa Rosa
Tagaytay

NORTH LUZON

Alaminos
Baguio
Batac
Bayambang Bayombong
Cabanatuan
Cauayan
Dagupan
Ilagan
Laoag
Mangaldan
San Carlos Santiago
Tuguegarao
Urdaneta
Vigan

VISAYAS

Bacolod
Cebu
Dumaguete
Iloilo
Kalibo
Roxas Silay
Tacloban

MINDANAO

Cagayan de Oro
Davao
Dipolog
General Santos
Pagadian
Zamboanga

 
 

Here are the key developments and statistics of our scholarship program in 2018. You will also find information about our plans for 2019 in this annual report.

 
 
 

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

 
 
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