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To address the concern of education in far-flung communities, community-initiated interventions are given attention by the DepEd. In most cases, like the Salugpongan schools, these are schools initiated before the IPED was formalized, or in places where DepEd schools have not reached the Lumad communities.
In 2014, DepEd recognized these indigenous schools including the Salugpongan Community Learning Center, provided that it follows its Department Order 21: Guidelines on the Recognition of Private Learning Institutions Serving Indigenous Peoples Learners. The said order recognizes the important role played by non-government and community-led institutions in improving access to culture-based basic education services.
In the compound of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Davao City, lies the evacuation center and makeshift classrooms for the Talaingod Manobo who have stayed there over the past five years.
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For Monika Baumann, it feels like their 28 years of work to uplift the plight of Lumads, or the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, was going down the drain.
Children from various indigenous and urban poor communities on Wednesday participated in a human formation of a tree in Quezon City to promote climate justice.
The 30th anniversary of UNCRC this November creates a momentum for the international community to step up its efforts to eliminate all the threats to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive including one of the most urgent, climate change. Children along with marginalized sectors, though part of the least contributor to climate change, will bear the greatest burden of its impact.