Sara turns over 250 bags to displaced lumad learners

Schoolchildren of Compostela Valley with their “Bag ng Pagbabago” given by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio turned over a total of 250 “Bag ng Pagbabago” to displaced  learners of Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc. (STICLCI) which was recently suspended by the Department of Education (DepEd) in Compostela Valley Province.

Compostela Valley provincial governor Jayvee Tyron Uy told Edge Davao that the Davao City mayor made good of her promise to provide the first set of backpacks consisting of school supplies for the displaced learners to usher the province’s  “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan” project.

It was recalled that the provincial government of Compostela Valley raised P9-million budget through the help of the private sector partners in a bid to construct a total of 11 classrooms in far-flung areas of the province.

The facilities are currently being constructed in five sites including Barangays Panansalan in Compostela, Danawan Manurigao in New Bataan, Sitio Side 4 Mangayon in Compostela, Sitio Bongloy, Pagsabangan in New Bataan, and three in Sitio Sapanglubog, Tibagon in Pantukan town that are situated in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).

The construction started last September 20 andis expected to be completed this month (October). 

Uy, however, proudly shared that the classroom in Barangay Panansalan in Compostela will be completed on or before Sunday, October 13.

The Bag ng Pagbabago, meanwhile, is part of the Duterte’s program in responsible parenthood and children education program. The Pag ng Pagbabago was prominently launched when Davao City hosted the 2018 Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet where all delegations received their respective backpacks of change.