Description of Project:
Jovelyn is from the small village Adlay, belonging to the municipality of
Carrascal, province of Surigao del Sur. In her village, has, during the latest
ten years, new members from the Mamanwa tribe settled down, this from the
forests surrounding the village Pantukan, 10 km up in the mountains from Adlay.
Mamanwa is aubergines of the Philippines, which society is nomadic, which means
that they are moving around during the year depending on the season for harvests
and work. Under several organisations work, among other FTMW, the tribe
has moved closer to public schools to take the opportunity to give education to
This has in the same time given that they has moved further away from their
natural places for cultivation, and became bound to a certain place.
Disagreements between members of the tribe has coloured the daily life, and this
due to that the soil of Adlay is not fertile for their herbs and seedlings they
want to grow and eat. The members are divided between starvations while having
education to their children or, food but no school for the children. Internal
discussions have led to separations and members have moved back to the mountains
has ignited education and negotiations with the village council, and other
involved partners such as the municipality, social welfare department and
tribal. During the spring of 2009 Jovelyn was asked by members of Mamanwa to
become their teacher. This is an utterance from the tribe that we see with
respect upon, this since the tribal otherwise use to withdraw to the forests as
soon as problem occurs.
Through Jovelyn we have now the opportunity to show to
the tribal that they also is embraced by International human rights, as well as
the Child convention. FTMW has informed, and started up, a close
cooperation in this issue with the tribes of the Philippines governmental organ,
NCIP, National Commission of Indigenous people.
Goal of CHP4051 Jovelyn Klaveness
Nobody in the tribe have an academically background. Only about 14 children is
at this point enrolled in the public elementary school, but not regularly, since
most of the children still is absence due to their parents nomadic life.
Jovelyn will work in the issue to teach the parents how to supply and give
nutrition to their children, and how to grow their herbs in a close distance,
also to keep their own and the children's hygiene. This is also made to ease
their life in fellowship with other people in the new society and to avoid
serious complications after usual child diseases (for instance blindness due to
lack of vitamin A after measles).
- Jovelyn is reserved the right to use the money as she finds best for the tribe,
but she will show account annually through FTMS about the development.