Karoling para sa mga Katutubo

September 20, 2018

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Please support us as we endeavor to build a Kindergarten classroom in Barangay Mampok, Culion, Palawan for the aboriginal tribe called the Tagbanuas.
The tickets cost only P 100 pesos ($ 2 USD) each. Please lend a helping hand so that all of us can empower one of the poorest tribes of our country.

Maraming maraming salamat po!

Culion, found in central and northern Palawan, is the home of about 5,000 Tagbanuas, indigenous people of the place and one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines. Depending on their geographical location, this peaceful ethnic group, who appears brown, slimmed and straight-haired, is composed of 2 tribes, one is the Central Tagbanuas and the Calamian Tagbanuas which the tribe found in Culion is called.

Mostly fishermen and farmers who depend on the sea and land for their sustenance, they transfer from one site to another in search of the best places for fishing and growing wild root crops necessary for their livelihood.

The Tagbanuas live in compact villages one of which is called Sitio Mampok which is 25 kilometers away from the outskirt of the town proper of Culion.

Because of the lack of educational facilities in their community, 90% of the Tagbanuas are illiterate.
The nearest public school is a 4-kilometer walk. This predicament puts the young children, mostly 5 to 6 years of age, to a disadvantage and at risk for harsh weather conditions especially in the hot summer months while they endure the scorching heat of the sun on their way to school and then during the rainy season that causes the roads to be dangerously slippery and even unpassable.

Building what would be their first classroom in their community would open doors for the formal education of their young. Hopefully, with this head start, we could inspire the local government to continue to build the school altogether. With this imprint on education, it is our hope that the townsfolk will also gain easy access to human services such health, nutrition, and equal opportunities from the government.

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