In September 2013 the school was introduced to a new sponsor child, her name is Merian Dacallos.
Merian is 9 years old and lives in the area known as Samar West. She lives with her mother, father, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Their house is made of cane with a thatched roof and a palm floor. The family uses a wood fire to cook on. They collect their water from a public standpipe which is a 5 minute walk from the house. The family uses a flushing toilet.
Merian does attend school which is less than 30 minutes away from their home.
Further information on Merian and Plan Philippines please see the wall display in our Entrance Hall.