Early education for sustainability in Philippines



Setting up of pre-school in a farming community in Mindanao, Philippines. Local teachers will be trained to enable and empower children. Early childhood development, family literacy and livelihood.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many children in rural communities in the Philippines do not have access to education, much more to early childhood education. The new school in the village of Mambatangan, Mindanao aims to provide early childhood education to children of farmers and their families. Philippine law mandates that each village (barangay) should have at least one day care center funded out of local government funds. The location of the nearest school is almost 4 km away and has only one classroom

How will this project solve this problem?

The farm where the proposed school'll be situated provides a safe, creative environment for 20 pre-school children who currently have no access to education. Local teachers will be trained to enable and empower children through experiential learning

Potential Long Term Impact

The school can become a model for other farming communities around Mindanao to establish additional early childhood learning centers and to share in giving attention to investing in their children’s future and educating for sustainability.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $360

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $360 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Rebecca Gillman - Individual Grantee

Mambatagan, Mindanao, Philippines

Project Leader

Simon Sarraga

Mambatagan, Mindanao Philippines

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