Poverty in the Philippines is a barrier to finishing grade school for many children, as not all villages have secondary schools, and transportation costs are high. ChildFund provides education assistance for school-aged Filipino children, covering unmet needs such as school supplies, uniforms, fares for transportation, and resources for school projects. When children don’t receive proper education in the Philippines or have poor performance at school, it increases the likelihood of dropping out to engage in child labor. In areas where sugarcane is the main industry and child labor is common, alternative learning modules for schools help educators attract children to learning. ChildFund also trains peer tutors to provide Filipino children with support in science, math and English. Such school improvements have made for more child-friendly environments, aiding retention. Laws have also been lobbied and approved across different communities in support of keeping children in school and away from sugarcane labor.