These students, mostly Teduray (an indigenous people’s tribe) have to take a long hike, to and from the school, everyday.
These committed high school students come from a remote and mountainous area of Barangay Badak and the others came from the coastal area of Barangay Tapian, a distance of 5-8 kilometers away from the school.
They would also have to pay P50 daily for a boat ride which they cannot afford as well.
Let’s help them have access to education easier and faster… let’s give them paddle boats and bikes please.
…Jeff Mendez, Lead Implementor Cotabato Funds for Little Kids
And Jeff went on to say, “These are the pupils of Kusiong Elementary School… everyday, they have to take a hike because their residence is too far from the school. This is the only elementary school in the area. Children who want to finish elementary should struggle and walk 4 to 7 kilometers daily to reach school. Some ride a bangka whenever available.
“They need our help… bikes and paddle boats will surely make education more accessible to them.”
“We agree,” says the Yellow Boat Foundation. They need 45 boats and 80 bicycles.