FTMW - Filipino Tribe Mission Welfare

The Mamanwa Tribe


School in Pantukan

May we present to you updated reports from the new started school in the forest of Pantukan.
This school started up in spring 2006 in Pantukan, and was run only by efforts of the members of GNCC in Adlay. Teacher was Phoebe Grace (Ging-ging) Montañes. In 2007 the work moved down to Adlay where several children enrolled to the elementary school. The reason for this was that cooperation with a former village captain made this easiest.
At the moment FTMW run, since November 2011, adult education and design for preparation to elementary education, ALS. It means to prepare children, from tribal communities, to understand their own culture, and language, and learn to read from their own language before taught new languages. This work is executed in close cooperation with NCIP Regional Office in Butuan City, DepEd, Department of Education in Surigao del Sur and USC, University of San Carlos in Cebu City.
This group of tribal members has constructed both their own village and their own school in the whish to give their children a better future than they has had themselves in the past.
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First report in 2006 from Ging-Ging:
Datu Felipe and his wife (standing at the right side), the parents of the children as well and with co-workers Gena, Raquel, Naome, me (Ging-ging) and with my pupils.
The children whose wearing a name tag are my pupils.

After our class, we were giving breads and juices for the children's snack as well as to the parents (but not every Saturday we can give them snacks, its because we don't have a budget for it). We are praying that there would be someone who will share their blessings for this Mamanwa tribe.


School in Taganito


Background of Mamanwa education in Taganito. Run by TMC Taganito Mining Corporation.
The responsibility is since 2011 overtaken by NCIP, Bad-as, since TMC is finished mining at ancestral land.

Teacher in school for Mamanwa in Taganito.

The class in Taganito

How to work in school will be taught step by step, right now it is just funny to be there... in school!

Wow! Coloured pencils for the first time to use!

Ebenezer Morales, and Jovelyn Klaveness, at the time treasurer of FTMS is visiting the school in May 2006.

Datu of Mamanwa Taganito and Morales between two helpers from TMC Taganito Mining Corp. Manager and officer surrounding Anton-Fredrik Klaveness in the first row. During Christmas TMC came to Mamanwa and share their Christmas celebration. This team from TMC is working with the development for the Mamanwa tribe in Taganito.

There is a basketball court outside the common school and village Hall.


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