Watch: Reaching indigenous communities

Philippines | Alem Elementary School

In partnership with AKYAT TULONG ADVENTURE TEAM

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Event Hours(2)

  • Monday 5

    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Philippines | Alem Elementary School
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  • Thursday 8

    09:00 am – 10:00 am

    Philippines | Alem Elementary School
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– Theme: Deepening family and community engagement 

– Format: Panel

– Primary language: English

We’ll be showcasing how we reach out to indigenous communities, helping them in terms of education.

Capannikian has the second-largest populace among the 22 barangays of Pudtol, Apayao. Among these residents is a small community of Agtas who think very lowly of themselves and which are, most of the time, taken for granted and are left behind in terms of livelihood and most especially education. The Agtas of Barangay Capannikian lived by fishing and hunting. They try, at least, to send their children to the formal school but due to natural calamities and accessibility to schools, many of their children would drop from school and had to move elsewhere to make a livelihood. Most of them were not able to adapt to the different ways of life and eventually return to their families with nothing.

While the community’s primary needs remain to be food, shelter, and clothing, education is still a very important need. In partnership with the appropriate government and non-government agencies, as well as private individuals, PROJECT AETA (Accessible Education to Agtas) will help bring quality and accessible education to them as it shapes their future through bridging gaps and unlocking opportunities. This project aims to improve numeracy, literacy skills, and livelihood competencies of the AGTAs and to develop in them a sense of pride in their cultural heritage.

SCHOOL CONTEXT

– Kindergarten and Primary

– State-owned and run school

– Rural

– Low-resource setting

– Low-income background

– Mixed-sex

– English and Filipino

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