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In 2012, Marcy Goma the founder 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 and 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. As Abaka Foundation offers a unique after school program.
the state of Arizona has provided state tax credits that benefit the Abaka directly.
(Filipino language is a combination of different languages, from English, Spanish and Japanese.)
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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