Vanessa Eslabon is an 11 year old student of Maravilla Elementary School in Pototan, Iloilo. She belongs to a family of seven. Her father works as a tricycle driver while her mother is a housekeeper. She dreams of becoming a teacher someday so that she can teach little children and help them to learn. She also would like to help her parents by studying hard. She is grateful for the Meals at School Program of Give Children Hope. In her own words, she expressed ” We don’t have to buy food everyday because we have feeding everyday.

Vanessa is only one of the nearly 2,000 school children that Give Children Hope feeds everyday through its Meals at School Program. 100% of sponsor donations go directly to feed the children in the Dugcal & Sua Elementary Schools in Camarines Sur and Maravilla and Dolores Tirador Elementary Schools in Iloilo. Pictures and updates of the Meals at School Program are regularly uploaded to the Give Children Hope Facebook page.