Our Staff

Doc Joey Castro


Doc Joey is a medical doctor by profession and the founder of the Real LIFE Foundation.

A tireless advocate and a “father” to all of our scholars, his dream is to see thousands of Real LIFE scholars graduate from university and transform the Philippines.


Lynn Nawata

(Executive Director)

Lynn is Japanese by ethnicity, Canadian by citizenship and nationality, and Filipina at heart. Formerly the country manager of a US multinational corporation, Lynn has lived in the Philippines for more than 18 years.

Her dream is to mobilize thousands of people to serve the poor of the Philippines.

Marilyn Lalunio

(Director of Scholarships)

Marilyn ("Lhyn") Lalunio was born in Quezon Province and overcame poverty through her faith in God, hard work and determination. A teacher, she served at Benigno Aquino High School for 18 years.

Marilyn has a heart to serve young people and help them fulfill God's destiny for their lives.



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Real LIFE Foundation is a christian NGO that exists to serve the poor and empower their dreams through educational assistance, character development and community service.

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