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In 2012, Marcy Goma of Abaka Foundation who is a Filipino mom, came together to talk about the possibility of creating a Filipino class with her Friend Leda Fabian where their children could learn Tagalog, learn about their culture, and be outdoors as they learn the heritage . Marcy wanted her daughter to learn about their rich history and heritage! Marcy Goma and Leda then, envisioned a learning environment that would “fill the gaps” of their formal school education. They also recognized the power of learning in community and so the idea of Abaka Foundation was born. In 2015 Abaka Foundation was granted a 501-c3 status by the IRS and because Abaka Foundation offers a unique after school/weekend program,

 the state of Arizona has provided state tax credits that benefit the Abaka directly.


Abaka celebrates the diversity of cultures and experience with the goal to bring people together in order to foster learning, understanding and compassion for all people!! Abaka Foundation hopes to help spread interest, understanding and reclaiming of Filipino language, culture, music and land based tradition to future generation of children from all cultural backgrounds as we continue to serve all families and the underserved families in PHOENIX metropolitan area..Our classes are free and we welcome everyone.

(Filipino language is a combination of different languages, from English, Spanish and Japanese.)


Help Our Cause

ABAKA Foundation is a non profit organization and can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community and strong partners like you.Without these donations, serving the children in our area would not be possible. Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we ask you to consider a donation to our cause. We hope that you will help support our efforts to increase awareness of Tagalog/Filipino as a language, help the children who need extra curricular activities such as Rondalla ensemble learning to play 14 string instruments and  to celebrate our cherished culture and traditions through children and their parents as we offer our services to ALL children in Arizona.

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