OVERVIEW ABOUT PROJECT SITIO TAPAYANON
Mapantew Learning Center was established in Upper Kibalang, Marilog District to cater to the students nearby, specifically providing them with the much-needed support and assistance in reading and writing skills.
An isolated community with practically no access to government services and known to be a New People’s Army (NPA) territory was discovered by the 60th Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Reachable only through a helicopter, the Village of Tapayanon, a far-away highland found within the tri-boundaries of Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte, and a home of Ata Manuvu who were ‘introduced’ to a government-run by the NPAs, was discovered in 2019 when troopers of the 60th Infantry Battalion were in pursuit of armed members of NPA.
Considering that this community is starting anew, various sectors have pooled are continuously pooling resources to help them in their basic needs. This includes sustainable food and water supply, shelter, and access to health services
In partnership with JCI Duwaling, Mindanao Peace Council and Mindanao Development Authority, GiftingLife through the Water4All initiative will raise 200 units of LifeStraw Family 2.0 units to the families of this community. This will provide 200 Ata Manobo families with access to clean drinking water for 5 years.