We are an American family living in UAE with a filipino domestic worker employee. We like her a lot and pay her well by UAE housemaid standards ($1000 per month plus extras). However all her money goes back to Philippines and supporting her extended family, she is forever being asked to help out others and we (hubby and I) are usually the ones to fund it. She has no savings, and although she would love to return to her son for good, has not made any plans on how she can do it.
We would like to do something positive for her and her family, i.e. pay for a good education for her son (12yo), in the hope that he can make a better life for himself. I believe from her that her son is an A student and is currently in public school with about 80 kids in his class and 1 teacher.
I would like to know how much it would cost us to support her son through middle and high school and eventually university hopefully, I would not want to commit to something that we could not support on a long term basis. What are private school fees? what extra costs could we expect i.e uniforms, books, etc.
We also would want to make sure the money was used for the sons education and not for her husband to live like a king. They live in or near Angeles City.