“Our Aim: To help under-privileged young adults receive a higher education through the financial support of individuals and corporations.”

AkarakA Inspires – Mentoring


Our Students

  • Student selection process

    We work in conjunction with educational institutions and NGO’s to identify students who show great promise, but are financially struggling to stay in school.


group of graduates holding diploma

Our first group of 100 scholars graduated in 2014.



Within 6 months, 88 of them had found employment, or gone on to further studies. Further proving that the extra support and mentoring we provide them really does equate to real world success.

Standing on Strangers’ Shoulders
Our Better World

The team at Singapore based, Our Better World, certainly do make it better. They recently travelled to the Philippines to meet with some of the students from our first ever graduating class.

They discussed dreams, aspirations, and how the AkarakA scholarship has helped them on their journey.

So that we could all share this experience Our Better World kindly created this fantastic video that inspires us every day. Watch it now. We promise you’ll love it.

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On 17th June 2015, 5 of AkarakA's scholars received their awards from Temasek Polytechnic. We are very proud of their extra-curriculum excellence in TP!

On 17th June 2015, 5 of AkarakA’s scholars received their awards from Temasek Polytechnic. We are very proud of their extra-curriculum excellence in TP! See MoreSee Less

On 17th June 2015, 5 of AkarakA’s scholars received their awards from Temasek Polytechnic. We are very proud of their extra-curriculum excellence in TP!

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Thank you to the iFS team for another great event. They raised $3750 for us at their corporate golf competition last week! See MoreSee Less

We raised over $7500 in total for AkarakA and Soi Dog Foundation! Thank you to all our guests, and the continued support and generosity towards our chosen charities!

3 weeks ago

On 13th June Bloomberg Startup mentors shared personal journeys that eventually led them to a career at Bloomberg. One of our scholars, Liyana, mentioned that after listening to the Bloomberg mentor's stories she felt relieved as she realised she wasn't the only one facing these dilemmas in life. These sharing sessions not only inspire and encourage our scholars, they also provide insight into the working world and what employers are looking for in a job applicant.</p>
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<p class=On 13th June Bloomberg Startup mentors shared personal journeys that eventually led them to a career at Bloomberg. One of our scholars, Liyana, mentioned that after listening to the Bloomberg mentor’s stories she felt relieved as she realised she wasn’t the only one facing these dilemmas in life. These sharing sessions not only inspire and encourage our scholars, they also provide insight into the working world and what employers are looking for in a job applicant.

Thank you Bloomberg Startup mentors for a wonderful session and we definitely look forward to more!
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On 13th June Bloomberg Startup mentors shared personal journeys that eventually led them to a career at Bloomberg. One of our scholars, Liyana, mentioned that after listening to the Bloomberg mentor’s…

3 weeks ago

We just received another message from one of our former scholars John Rey Varela:

"Hi Akaraka, I was a former scholar at the Monark Foundation Inc. in the Philippines. I graduated in February 2014 and now I’m working as a heavy equipment mechanic. Thank you for everything AkarakA!"

We love hearing the achievements from our current and former scholars. Thank you for getting in touch John! It makes everything even more worthwhile.
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1 month ago

We sponsor so many students who have come through different walks of life. Click on the link below to hear about the inspiring story of Angel, who is in her final year of College studying a BSc in Information Technology.

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Angel is currently in her final year of studies at STI College pursuing BSc Information Technology. She was awarded a scholarship since her first year and ha…

2 months ago