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.