Project Mountain Alphabet goes to Occidental Mindoro to help Mangyan kids on Feb 2014

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Project Mountain Alphabet goes to Occidental Mindoro to help Mangyan kids on Feb 2014

Last year, our group Truly Rich Overseas Filipino Investors (TROFI) partnered with the Project Mountain Alphabet group in the outreach program we called “Library Building in Colalo Elementary School, Benguet on March 10, 2013”.  The project is to donate books for the school library in its aim to promote education and fight illiteracy. This is actually a long term project and the first book campaign drive benefited Colalo Elementary School where we donated books, school supplies, snacks and hygiene kits to 230 kids and financial assistance for the renovation of the library building.  We targeted 45,000 Php and we were blessed to be able to have raised 65,000 Php.

This Feb 22-23, 2014, Project Mountain Alphabet will be going to Siapo, Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro to do another library building project.  Help them fill another library by donating child friendly educational books such as encyclopedia, dictionary, posters, story books, globe, maps, almanac, atlas, etc.  This will encourage more Mangyan kids to enroll next school year as we provide them good books to read.

You can also take a look at some photos and video from the links below:

http://projectmountainalphabet.wordpress.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGVhLiqcawE

Check out the FB group below which will show you who to contact to arrange drop off: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1387363248164200/

Drop off points:

Thomson Reuters 18/F Ayala FGU Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Thomson Reuters 18/20 Bldg., Upper McKinley Hill Taguig City

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

The Mangyans:
It is believed that the Mangyans settled along the shores of Mindoro Island some 600 to 700 years ago from the southern regions of the Philippine archipelago. They were gradually forced to leave their coastal settlements by more aggressive ethnic groups. A traditionally peace-loving and docile people, the Mangyan practice slash-and-burn farming, hunting, fishing, gathering and trade. Centuries of being deprived of education have perpetuated a vicious cycle of poverty for the mostly nomadic tribal communities of Mindoro Island. –– Wikipedia

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