Little Bamboo was started in 2002 by Anne de Vesian von Bredow, a volunteer of the French NGO, Enfant du Mekong. Anne worked with informal settlers in Pier 6, Cebu City encouraging their school-aged children to go to school. She found out that the children were not prepared for public school and eventually dropped out. She and other like-minded individuals decided to help these children prepare for elementary education.
They set up a makeshift school for 15 children in Pier 6 with Jovemar Baroman as preschool teacher. With the help of Sr. Anne Healy SSHJM, this facility also served as a child-minding service for mothers who were working. Later that year, Little Bamboo made an agreement with the Blessed Sacrament parish priest allowing Little Bamboo to construct a building in the parish compound. The school building equipped with two classrooms, a kitchen, toilets, and two office rooms was inaugurated on July 14, 2003, the date considered Foundation Day. By November 17, 2003, Little Bamboo Foundation Incorporated acquired its Securities and Exchange Commission registration (CN200321442).
Since then, the Little Bamboo Foundation, Inc. has dedicated itself to the education of children of very poor informal settlers around Cebu’s port area through preschool education, kinder-to-college education sponsorship, and family and child support to over 450 children.
In 2019, the Memorandum of Agreement with the Blessed Sacrament Parish for the free use of the land expired. Little Bamboo transferred its operations in Sitio Crossing, Bgy. Carreta, still within the port area vicinity.