stART Hope: The 1st For-a-Cause Art Exhibit by Philippine Homeschoolers

stART Hope is the first ever benefit art exhibit curated purely by homeschooled students in the Philippines. About fifty homeschooling students grades 4 to 8 have united their efforts in the pursuit for hope, peace and change for the sake of the next generation.


Homeschool @ Alabang and Homeschool @ Valle Verde are the expanded communities of the original Homeschool @ The Fort, an organized community of homeschoolers that provide fun and engaging classes for homeschoolers. It is the place to go to if you want to join a playgroup, co-op, or a homeschooling support group.

For three years now, it held its Communication and Collaboration class (formerly called Projects and Presentations) with a thrust of supplementing the learning experiences of homeschooling independent learners by giving them an avenue to work in different group/class settings.

The for-a-cause event is one of the collaborated projects of the class’ SY 2016-2017 students through the direction and inspiration of their teachers, which are both co-owners of education-travel blog, School in a Backpack.


The homeschoolers, in coordination with Wishes of Aid and Limbs for Kids (WALK), Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization, and one of the projects of Rotary Club of Makati Forbes Park District 3830, aims to spark hope for our exhibit's main beneficiary, Nice So, along with the children of WALK Inc.


Nice So, a lupus patient who discovered her innate artistic talent while in the hospital just about the same time she was informed about her medical condition, has been painting and selling her artworks since she was in grade school to pay for her medical necessities as well as help other kids with lupus and other incurable diseases.

Contemporary artist NiƱo Hernandez, and professional calligraphist Ginger de Guia, both art teachers in the homeschool community, supported the student project and its cause by collaborating their artworks for the exhibit.

Homeschooled until her senior high year, and now incoming college student pursuing arts management, Waby Liberia will be officially launched into the arts industry through the exhibit.


stART Hope will greet the New Year with youthful expectations at the exhibit launch on January 7, 2017 at the Kanto Artist-Run Space, 2nd Floor, Makati Cinema Square, Makati. Program starts at 3PM. Featured artists, seasoned performers, homeschool talents and more will be part of the exhibition launch program.

The exhibit will run all the way until January 26, 2017, will be held. It is open to accepting artworks with the theme “hope” on a 16x16 mounted canvass from all homeschooling students in the Philippines.

Exhibition artworks are currently pre-selling through stART Hope’s online shop via For partnerships, sponsorships and other inquiries, please email


  • Powered by: Homeschool @ Alabang, Homeschool @ Valle Verde, and School in a Backpack.
  • Presenters: Kanto Artist-Run Space, The Crafter’s Marketplace, Great Mornings, DARE by Dr. Jean Marquez, FPDS, Ogalala World, Hiyas Books, OMF Literature
  • Major Sponsors: Abiva Publishing, Curaytive Science, Don Henrico’s Pizza Foods Corporation
  • Minor Sponsors: Salva’s Kitchen, Mother Nurture
  • Donors: PhoebeCakes
  • Media Partners: CBN Asia, Homeschool.TV, E.g. Yolk Productions, DWDD 1134 AM Katropa Radio, Positively Pinoy, DZFE 98.7 FM The Master’s Touch, Art+ Magazine, Philippine Bloggers Network
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