Did you know that some of the areas where we operate are so remote that they can only be reached on foot or by cart with a buffalo?
As face-to-face classes have been suspended for the new academic year 2021-2022 due to the pandemic, those who are the most afftected by this decision are the poorer children living in those areas. This is the case of Ambang village, on Mindoro Island. Indeed, the indigenous kids living in the remote areas have little access to school material and services.
But thanks to your donations, we were able to keep supporting populations at risk during the pandemic. Due to the number of positive cases on the rise, we have made a donation of masks to protect pupils of Ambang village, providing them with school material as well to start school from their homes.
Our support to the Filipino population began as soon as the global pandemic hit the country. As an emergency-response organization, it has been our main focus to support the population that was hit the most by the health emergency, focusing our activities in Mindoro Island towards the indigenous and poor populations.
We have been providing regular support with food and masks throughout the months. In the first phase of the lockdown, between March and May 2020, Kito Odv donated 2500 masks, thanks to the precious help of 7 local tailors. This way we were able to provide material support to the population and provide economic support for the work done by the tailors who had been impacted by the crisis and would have not worked otherwise.
Moreover, our support continued inside the schools as well, promoting kids' education. When they reopened in August 2020, Kito provided paper and ink cartridges for printers to be used in elementary schools. During Christmas time, we distributed food and flip flops for kids in collaboration with the filipino association Amami Social Project.
As of now, we have provided support to more than 700 families who received food supplies, 2500 people who were donated the masks, 7 tailors and a countless number of kids. As the current situation is still difficult and continues to evolve, we ensure our involvement in support of the locals.
As a response to the current health and economic emergency, Kito continues to support the indigenous Mangyan people in the island of Mindoro.
During these months, children have been our primary target in order to provide concrete help to their families. Our organization has indeed engaged in the donation of paper, inks and other school supplies in the elementary schools of the rural areas. It is aimed at facilitating the distance schooling, by promoting the education of the pupils living in the poorest districts of the country.
Additionally, Kito has distributed food and hygiene kits not only to children families, but even to those lacking the basic needs, to improve the health and well-being of the local community.
Since the current crisis is seriously affecting the indigenous population, further vulnerable due to the recent natural disasters, our interventions play a crucial role in supporting these people.
Thus, the main objectives of the project are not only to tackle the Coronavirus emergency, but also to improve the future social, economic and health conditions of the Mangyan community.
In these months of Covid emergency, we provided a support to the Filipino population in the Mindoro Island.
We produced 3.000 masks and we distributed them among the indigenous population in the rural area.
With the beginning of the school activities, we supported the teachers with paper, inks, tarpaulins and tablets so they can develop the distance schooling.
Unfortunately, in the Philippines we are still in partially lockdown, so we have to do a lot. Our Feld Manager Anna is working to support our beneficiaries with hygiene kits e food.
Our project will contribute to successfully overcome this emergency, avoiding a further spread of the virus among the local populations, and improving their life expectancy. Furthermore, our interventions will relieve and encourage a feeling of security to the many families psychologically exhausted by the emergency circumstances.
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