Students in class

Mindanao is the only region where we run all of our different programs. The need for quality education and health services is high here with many families caught up in poverty cycles. Our small-scale livelihoods program has been successful and is a step in the right direction.

Access to education is limited here and children often have to walk long distances to go to school. We’re working on improving the quality of education that children are receiving in this region through teacher training, school refurbishment and providing learning materials. Our school health and nutrition programs ensure that children have easy access to health services and receive regular micro-nutrient supplements and anti-parasitic medication.

Our child protection and child rights governance programs are also building awareness of child rights and teaching parents about the importance of education. Like in Luzon, our Disaster Risk Reduction programs are also ensuring that communities and children are better prepared for the next disaster.