Our thanks to various institutions and individuals who responded to the Bakwit Brigada Eskwela campaign last June 1 to 8 through donating schools supplies and other needs to the lumad children bakwits who are starting this school year in the evacuation centers, as their communities remain unsafe with the presence of the military and para-military.Our thanks to the University of Immaculate Concepcion and Salugpongan International for donating boxes of school supplies including pencils, notebooks, scissors, paper and textbooks. To Lush Kuwait for donating school armchairs, and to ABS-CBN Davao’s program ‘Mag-TV Na’ for bringing construction supplies. To other organizations and individuals who want to remain anonymous, we thank you.
The school children and teachers from Salugpongan Community Learning Center and Misfi Academy are grateful for the support. Their long wish is to be able to return to their homes, and we hope this will come true soon.
Some of the 100 Lumad school children begin their
classes at the newly repaired makeshift schools at the UCCP Haran compound.
Arm chairs donated by Lush Kuwait.