Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy 10th GFI Mindanao Outreach

Achieving a quality education in the indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) in Southern Mindanao, Philippines can be very challenging. Most of the schools in these communities lack the substantial educational resource materials and do not have their own school libraries that could aid the teachers as well as students to have the same academic support enjoyed by other school counterparts in the town center and even in highly urbanized cities.

In 2007, GFI started outreach for one elementary school mainly by sending books, some toys and kids clothes, school supplies and other educational resource materials collected from donors and partners/supporters in Atlanta. Shipping of the boxes were made possible by individual contribution to GFI, fundraising events and grant money from partner ministry, Cross of Life Church. All Board Members of the Galing Foundation, Inc. are serving as volunteers. Photos in this video were mostly from schools assisted and those from GFI volunteer/partners in Atlanta and in Mindanao.

Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Schools, LGU & Communities:

1) Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School 
Sitio Lamlifew, Datal Tampal
Malungon, Sarangani Province
- shared some of the resources sent to Nian Integrated School in Tamban, Malungon

2) Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School and Naidas Opong Elementary School
Barangay Kihan, Malapatan
Sarangani Province
-shared some resources sent to Kinam High School and Kiahe Integrated School in Malapatan

3) Maligo Day Care School (MDCS)
Brgy. Maligo, Polomolok
9504 South Cotabato

4) Maligo Elementary School (MES)

5) Landan National High School (LNHS)
Brgy. Landan, Polomolok
9504 South Cotabato

6) Kipalkuda Elementary School (KES)
Brgy. New La Union, Maitum
9515 Sarangani Province

7) Barangay Maligo Public Library
Brgy. Maligo, Polomolok, South Cotabato

Thank you to the following:
Philippines Honorary Consul General Ray Donato
Former Sarangani Governor Migs Dominguez
Cross of Life Church
Delta Air Lines
You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP) for relief distribution from Delta Air Lines
Northwest Phil-Am for annual book donation
Makabayan Georgia, Inc. - for Bobs Skechers Shoes
Cross Culture Church members who donated books 
Sarangani Governor Steve Solon for his support to GFI thru his programs Sulong Tribu & Sulong Karunungan Program and in providing transportation, sorting out books for the recipient schools
DepEd Sarangani Province for implementing distribution of the amenity kits from Delta Air Lines 
Landan National High School
Maligo Elementary School
Maligo Day Care School
Barangay Maligo 
Lamlifew IP Integrated School
Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School
Naidas Opong Elementary School
Kiahe Integrated School 
Kinam High School 
Queen of Angels Catholic School
Datu Wali Mission 
Blaan Dalel Christian Academy
GFI Mindanao Outreach Volunteers 
Books and Educational Resource Donors

Music by Kernie D. Fanagel:
Bagong Umaga
Kaya Natin 'To

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