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        For the Lumad, it takes a village to raise a child and a movement to build schools.

        In most far flung communities of indigenous people, learning is a painstaking process.

        Why? Because the rural poor, indigenous children live in mineral rich Mindanao. 

        President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law, making space instead for foreign and domestic mining, logging and agricultural corporations.

        What does that mean for the more than 3,600 Lumad children? That means losing the right to education. That means seeing your classroom burned, bombed, and turned into government military camps.

        But it’s not that easy.  When schools and classrooms are brutally ripped apart, children and communities rebuild by any means possible.

        There are now even temporary schools set up in the evacuation centres, called Bakwit (evacuate) schools where the Lumad community took refuge from military occupation.

        For the Lumad, it takes a village to raise a child and a movement to build schools.

        A Bakwit School’s success is made possible through the help of people like you.  This year, the fight of Lumad for their right to education, land and self-determination continues.

        Donate today.

        The Foundation for Filipino Children is committed to promote the rights and welfare of the Filipino child -- in the Philippines, in the Netherlands, and the rest of Europe. The Foundation is registered since 1993 in the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) as the Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen. Mailing address: Burgemeester Patijnlaan 14 3705CE Zeist The Netherlands E-mail: [email protected]