Edmund Rice Services Kabankalan began in 2007 in response to the high school drop-out rate because of poverty. The overall objective of the ERS Kabankalan Project is to make a difference to the lives of very poor people.
ERS runs three programs to address poverty alleviation and they are focused on education for the young.
• Informal Education Program (IEP)
• Child Assistance Program (CAP)
• Community Engagement Program (CEP)