JSF is now building a school in Sitio Ananaso, Brgy. Dumalaging, Impasugong, Bukidnon. A tribal school for grades 1 to 5.
The Location of the School
The existing school
Pupils waved their goodbyes
The Tribal Leaders (Datu and Inay)
The pupils from grades 1 to grade 5
Part of the project is renovation of Kalabugao Dormitory, Brgy. Kalabugao, Impasugong, Bukidnon which houses high school students from Higaonon Tribe who usually walk for hours just to reach the school.
One of the partner communities where the students belong
The Singampo during the launching of the project
Balay Pasilungan in Brgy. Datu Salumay, Davao City is also another dormitory which houses elementary to high school students from Matigsalug-Manobo Tribe. It is being renovated to uplift the living conditions of the children.
The Children who live in the dormitory
The TA members and JSF Staff during one of the visits in Balay PAsilungan
There is another school being built in the Tribal Village of Datu Salumay for the pre-schoolers of Matigsalug-Manobo. (pictures are not available yet)
Josefa Segovia Foundation, Inc.(JSF) in partnership with MAMATRIPCEDI ( Matigsalug Manobo Tribal Peoples Council of Elders in Davao, Inc.) headed by Datu Amado Mansabid launched “Josefa Segovia Falls- A Community and Nature-Based Eco-Tourism Project”. This Eco-Tourism Project aims to help the lumads preserve, protect and manage their natural resources and cultural heritages. Hopefully, this will also give the indigenous people an alternative livelihood in the process.
The JSF Community, the Teresian Association members and the Matigsalug Manobo Tribal People who were present during the launching.
The signing of Statement of Management and Responsibilty
The signing of Statement of Management and Responsibilty — Datu Amado Mansabid
JSF President addressing the crowd
JSF Executive Director Josephine Estopil also signs the MOA
The Ritual — Singampo
Inay leading the Singampo
Some of the members of the Council of Elders
The Falls which needs to be rehabilitated
The members of the Teresian Asscociation who were present during the launching and braved the tricky trail to the Falls
Sitio, Duminanag, Brgy. Buda, Davao City
Panasonic Corporation donated a number of solar lanterns to a total of 15 NGOs in the Philippines for 2016 as part of their global 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project which aimed “to help address social issues and provide a better life, a better world to people around the world.” (Panasonic Corp Website, 2015)
Josefa Segovia Foundation, Inc.(JSF) was chosen for the second time among the thousands of NGO’s in the world to be a partner of Panasonic Corporation. This year, the solar lanterns were given to Salagaan Ta Ananaso(a tribal school) in Sitio Ananaso, Brgy Dumalaguing at Impasugong, Bukidnon. The place can be reached by foot in three hours passing through the rivers seven times including the Pulangi River, climbing the rocks along the way and finally conquering the steep climb to the sitio. JSF is now constructing a school building through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Toshihiro Yogo of Japan.
Free Rock Climbing to the area
Our Welcoming Committee
This was how our baggages reach the mountaintop
Rev. Fr. Crisanto Aninloy, a priest who belongs to a tribal group signs the Statement of Responsiblity as representative of FVCTC
Josephine Estopil, Executive Director of JSF signs the Turning-over of Solar Lanterns
Lighting the Tribal Hall, a first for this Higaonon Community