1. Datal Basak IP School

Department of Education School ID: 500832
Address: Brgy. Kablacan, Maasim, Sarangani, Philippines
Donor: CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Datal Basak Indigenous Peoples' School is located in Maasim, Sarangani province. It provides education to 223 students belonging to the T'boli indigenous tribe. Situated high up in the mountains of Kablacan, reaching the school entails a 2-hour motorcycle ride on muddy road, and at least an hour more travel on foot. Its mostly makeshift classrooms were built by hand by residents of this farming community. T'boli students hope that electrification and access to technology will equip them with knowledge and skills that will help them preserve their culture and traditions as an indigenous people.

2. Himokilan Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 121407
Address: Brgy. Himokilan, Hindang, Leyte, Philippines
Donor: Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM, Macau S.A.R.

Himokilan Elementary School is an island school situated in Brgy. Himokilan, Municipality of Hindang, Leyte province in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It provides basic primary education to 83 students belonging to a community of fishermen. The island has been declared a protected biodiversity area by the Philippine Department of Natural Resources, having been a victim of illegal white sand mining in the past. Its close to 600 residents, at present, do not have access to grid electricity. They hope that by stepping up the level of education of their children, they could be better equipped to protect their island's rich natural resources.

3. Dawahon Integrated School

Department of Education School ID: 500646
Address: Brgy. Dawahon, Bato, Leyte, Philippines
Donor: Manila Electric Company (Meralco)

Dawahon Integrated School is a combined primary and secondary school providing education to close to 900 students. It is situated in a densely populated island off the shores of the Municipality of Bato in Leyte province. Despite the island's limited space and scarce resources, it is home to more than 4,000 residents cramped in makeshift homes and stilt houses. In the past, the island drew much of its income from seaweed farming. But due to overpopulation and poor waste management, the island's once flourishing seaweed industry has come to a halt. Poverty and malnutrition remains a primary concern on the island -- and these have resulted in poor school attendance. Residents here hope that electrification will encourage more school children to attend school, and bring the island towards a more sustainable future.

4. Marcelino E. Eligan Banlas Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 120529
Address: Sitio Nagub-an, Brgy. Milagrosa, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Donor: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR), Germany

Marcelino E. Eligan Banlas Elementary School is situated in the mountain regions of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental province, western Philippines. Home to 230 students and eight teachers, the school is a two-hour motorcycle ride on rough road from the last energized village. The community around it subsists on agriculture. Located in an area that has been plagued by insurgency in the past, community leaders hope that electrification and better education will help settle the differences that have wounded the community for decades.

5. Ludin Logan Indigenous People's School

Department of Education School ID: 281520
Address: Sitio Datal Hofo, Brgy. Nomoh, Maasim, Sarangani, Philippines
Donor: SA Power Networks, Australia

Ludin Logan Indigenous People's School provides education to 206 students belonging to the T'boli tribe of Mindanao. Located in Sitio Datal Hofo, Brgy. Nomoh in the Municipality of Maasim, Sarangani province, the school is a staggering 10-hour motorcycle ride from the last energized village. The school sits on a mountain region considered an ancestral domain of about 3,152 T'boli indigenous people. Because their settlements are spaced far apart, some students have to walk several hours to get to the school. This is also the reason why a number of children in farther villages drop out of school or never go to school at all. Teachers in the community hope that electrification and the introduction of technology will help promote the value of education not only to children in the community but to their parents, too.

6. Danao Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 120508
Address: Sitio Danao, Brgy. Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Donor: Singapore Power Group

Danao Elementary School is located in Sitio Danao, Brgy. Nagbinlod, Municipality of Sta. Catalina in the province of Negros Oriental. It provides primary education to 132 students, mentored by seven teachers. Each day, many of the students cross a river to get to school and back, affecting school attendance during the monsoon season. Located in a remote mountain community, peace and order and poverty in this farming community remain a challenge to residents. Students and teachers hope that electrification will pave the way for long-term peace and progress in their community.

7. Caniogan Valley Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 120530
Address: Sitio Matanog, Brgy. Alangilan, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Donor: Taiwan Power Company

Caniogan Valley Elementary School is a primary school located in Sitio Malinog, Brgy. Alanginan, Municipality of Sta. Catalina in the province of Negros Oriental. This remote mountain school is two hours away via motorcycle from the last electric post. It has a population of 162 students and seven teachers. Due to its location from the municipality's center of commerce, the community has limited access to even the most basic of social services. Residents hope that technology-aided learning will equip their children with the skills they need to rise above poverty and bring development to the community.

8. Tiktihan Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 130802
Address: Sitio Tiktihan, Brgy. Manoot, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
Donor: Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Tiktihan Elementary School is a primary school catering to 96 school children belonging to the Buhid Mangyan indigenous tribe. Located in the mountains of Brgy. Manoot, Municipality of Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, the school is accessible only by foot for a hike that will take between six to eight hours, one way. The schools' classrooms are mostly makeshift built by hand by the indigenous peoples. Not all of the children in the community realize the value of education. Many remain out of school to help their parents work in the farm to earn a living. Teachers serving the community hope that electrification and the introduction of technology will help bring the remaining 10% of Mangyan children in the community to school.

9. Apid Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 121415
Address: Brgy. Apid, Inopacan, Leyte, Philippines
Donor: The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

Apid Elementary School is an island community school located in Brgy. Apid, Municipality of Inopacan, in the province of Leyte. It provides primary education to 80 students of the island, which is considered a protected marine biodiversity area by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources. An hour boat ride away from mainland Inopacan, the island has no access to grid power. The primarily fishing community hopes that improved education will prepare their children for a brighter and more prosperous future.

10. Tubod Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 189521
Address: Sitio Tubod, Brgy. Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental
Donor: Korea Electric Power Corporation

Tubod Elementary School is a mountain school in Brgy. Nagbinlod, Municipality of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental province. It provides education to 113 students, mentored by six teachers. The school is located in a farming community two hours motorcycle ride from the last energized village. Occasional disruption in the peace and order situation, and prevailing poverty deter children in the community from attending school. Residents hope that energized education will make the future generation more able to bring progress and long-term peace to the community.

11. Mungos Mangyan Elementary School

Department of Education School ID: 130206
Address: Sitio Mungos, Brgy. Hagan, Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Donor: One Meralco Foundation with contribution from Nokia Solutions and Networks

Mungos Mangyan Elementary School is a mountain school catering to the Buhid and Bangon Mangyan tribes of Oriental Mindoro. Located in the high terrain of Brgy. Hagan, Bongabong, the school used to be accessible only by foot or motorcycle. Fortunately, today, the school may now be reached through a four-wheel-drive truck for a trip that takes at least two hours on mostly dirt road. Only 87% of school-age children in the community go to school, of which only 90% graduate from primary school. Poverty and the lack of appreciation of the value of education is the primary reason why a number of children in the community stay out of school. Teachers hope that the electrification of their school will encourage more Buhid and Bangon Mangyan children to attend school.

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