WITH ADDITIONAL PRIMARY (GRADED) CLASSES IN 2 COMMUNITIES
The Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc (MISFI), through its Community Education Program, will again open its pre-school classes this school year 2010-2011 in the ten (10) communities located in 5 provinces and 1 city in Mindanao, Philippines. Classes will be held in modest school buildings built by MISFI during its implementation of the 2-year European Union project named ACTION REPAIR that ended last June 2009.
The pre-school classes for this school year will be held in the farflung eight INDIGENOUS communities of Sitios (1) Mangani and (2) Mirol-o, Barangay Tapak, Paquibato District, Davao City, (3) Sitio Laburon, Barangay Matupe and (4) Sitio Nabunturan, Barangay Kalagangan, both in San Fernando, Bukidnon, (5) Sitio Muling, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong and (6) Sitio Lower Camansa, Barangay Camansa, Asuncion, both in Davao del Norte, (7) Sitio Mantapay, Barangay Binondo, Baganga, Davao Oriental, (8) Sitio Cogonon, Barangay Salvacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur and two MUSLIM communities of (9) Sitio Sinawilan, Barangay Manarapan and (10) Sitio Pega, Barangay Nasapian, both in the municipality of Carmen, North Cotabato. Graded classes will also be offered in Sitio Laburon and Sitio Muling, with close coordination from the government’s Department of Education.
MISFI has already identified and hired the twelve Community-Based Teachers (CBTs) and these CBTs have since undergone a series of trainings and seminars. They have also reviewed, critiqued and finalized the curriculum and modules for this school year. More than 500 children are expected to benefit from this community education program of MISFI. (Nathaniel A. Villanueva)