The Philippines has the highest risk of natural disasters out of every country in the world. As a result, ongoing financial issues and cyclical poverty have led to a growing educational gap. While Filipino students from high-income families residing in major cities often have access to well-performing private schools, those in lower-income areas grapple with overcrowded classrooms, shortages of teachers, and inadequate resources. Consequently, a 2018 study revealed that among 79 countries, 15-year-old Filipino students ranked at the bottom in reading comprehension.The advent of COVID-19 has presented fresh challenges and exacerbated disparities in the quality of education among different social groups, effectively turning education into a status symbol. Public schools funded by the government find themselves unable to offer adequate physical space for students and the essential resources required to maintain a seamless and consistent learning experience.This summer, HXP Builders will be able to help combat some of these issues by participating in a community service project. More details to come.