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WOW successfully raises funds for Lumad Bakwit Schools

The Women for Filipino Women and Children (WOW) rounded up its fleamarket (Ukay-Ukay) last November 29, 2020, collecting a total of three hundred seventy-nine (379.00) Euros to benefit the foundation’s campaign to Support the Lumad Bakwit Schools.

The Foundation for Filipino Children wishes to thank all who participated in the event. You may still contribute to this campaign by sending in your donation through:

  • A simple bank transfer to Triodos Bank (recommended for European Union bankholders):

Account name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen

IBAN:    NL83 TRIO 0379 2148 06

Swift code/BIC: TRIONL2U

Address: Burgemeester Patijnlaan 14, 3705CE Zeist, the Netherlands

Please indicate: “Support Lumad children”

The online event was officially opened by WOW members Angie, Jen and Nikky:

My name is Angie Gonzales, a proud member of WOW and current Chair of the Foundation for Filipino Children. Soon after graduating from the UP College Of Medicine in 1991, I worked and lived among the indigenous peoples in Northern Philippines until circumstances brought our family here to the Netherlands in 2006.

Sometime in the afternoon, Jen and Nikky had a very interesting conversation about their respective interactions and resulting commitment to become a part of the indigenous peoples’ journey to assert their right to self-determination:

My name is Jen Minkman and I have been writing young adult novels with a mythological theme for years. While working extensively on a book dealing with the mythology and history of the Navajo people in Arizona, I became interested in the struggles indigenous tribes had to go through to maintain their identity and civil rights while being colonized. And because I also married a Filipino man and have been with him for ten years, I have become involved in the fight to protect the Lumad tribe in the Philippines from destruction of their rightful heritage.

Other videos were also posted at the FB event page until the sale ended at about 6:00 in the evening.

Unity! Solidarity! We are One!