The Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen (Foundation for Filipino Children) wishes to thank all who have helped us raise a total of €2257.06 for the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila. Donors come from Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Canada, the USA and Australia.
Your gift made a significant difference to children like Katkat at the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila.
Life tries to go on in the Bakwit School for displaced Lumad children, but they have had to adjust to the heavy-handed military quarantine in Luzon.
“Food and other resources are a serious challenge in this time of enhanced quarantine since we can’t leave the premises”, Bakwit School teachers worry for the next few weeks and months with the enhanced quarantine that could cut off resources for the students.
We know that times are becoming difficult with much of the world experiencing fear, anxiety, and social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of experience is an everyday reality for many Filipinos, especially these Lumad students.
But amidst all these, we are reassured, more than ever, that it is the people’s collective movement that will defeat not just this virus but social inequality and injustices!
We hope that you and your family keep safe in the coming days. It is through social solidarity, and not isolation that we all keep safe.
With gratitude, and solidarity,
Angie, Consie and Lyn
Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen
P.S. Every small donation counts. Please give the gift of social solidarity in these trying times.