Who will receive my funds?
The Save Our Schools Network, a solidarity network of organizations, institutions and individuals dedicated to the unity and empowerment of marginalized rural communities in Southern Philippines through international solidarity, campaigns advocacy and basic social services. It is a network inspired by the aspirations of the Manobo Talaingod tribe who united their villages and defended their ancestral land and rainforest from being destroyed by corporate loggers decades ago in the Southern Mindanao Region of the Philippines. 

Today, they continue to protect their ancestral land, educate their children and empower their communities in the spirit and legacy of Salupongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanugon “Unity in Defense of Ancestral Land”. 

The Save our Schools network  is committed to sustaining culture-responsive basic education programs and schools that help Lumad students and communities obtain their basic right to an education.

Where does my donation go?
Donations from generous sponsors are used to fund the basic needs of the schools, including basic supplies for their students and teachers.

Adopt a Learner for a Year
1 School bag P200
School Supplies P800
Textbooks P1,500
Food P12,000
2 Sets Uniform P1,000
TOTAL: $334 (P15,500)

Adopt a Class for a Year
30 Learners 1 Community Teacher
TOTAL: $11,111 (P500,000)

Adopt a Community Teacher for a Year
The community teacher is a volunteer and only receives a stipend to cover his/her living costs.

Food Allowance P48,000
Teaching Supplies P500
Workbooks P500
2 Sets School Clothes P1,000
TOTAL: $ 1,111 (P50,000)

Adopt a School Building
The school building includes a classroom, tables & chairs for 30 learners, blackboard, book shelves, toilet, and the teacher’s quarters. Supervision and labor will be the community’s counterpart but we need food support for those who will work on the building.

Building Materials (200,000)
Food (60,000)
TOTAL: $5,777 (P260, 000)

What else can I do? Join folks from all of the US in a solidarity mission  and visit the schools!

Join Portland CHRP as we take on the SOS campaign to help build a school in Mindinao, Philippines.  To find out more on how you can donate or visit a school, contact us.