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
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
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.