Welcome to Bongao, capital of the province of Tawi-Tawi (see picture of the island), Philippines. Situated in the south-west end of a large archipelago of 107 islands and small islands.
The mission of the Daughters of Charity is to support native peoples, especially the Bajau, through an education and nutrition program. We run the Bajau Village Education Centre, Inc. an inclusive school for the Bajau, a native cultural minority from the village of Bajau, in Bongao.
The life of these people depends on the ocean, with fishing being their main source of income, hence their nickname of “Sea Nomads”. They live with scarce resources and their main focus is to have at least one meal per day...The Bajau only eat fish with rice or fruits from the jungle.
The aim of our training centre in the village of Bajau is to provide education to young children which is a new approach for these people whose mean of subsistence has only ever been fishing.
These children live a simple life so a vast majority of them did not go to school and get an education. Besides teaching, the Daughters of Charity provide one meal per day to the young Bajau students.
This is why we need your help!
To help us in our mission for the young Bajau children, we call upon you to resume our assistance program!
The aim of the project:
- Provide school supplies to the Bajau children
- Offer them one balanced meal per day
- Purchase classroom supplies for traditional teaching, training to health and clean-up practices and sensitization to environmental issues.
- Improve the infirmary with medical equipment and medicines
Thanks to a good education and teaching we would like these children to be able to go further in their studies to find a job. The funding of our project will help 150 children during 2 years!
Thank you in advance for your support which will allow us to improve the future of the Bajau children.
Je suis Sr Salome Lumongsod, au service de la communauté des Bajaus, sur l'île de Tawi-Tawi, aux Philippines. Je suis Fille de la Charité depuis 6 ans, et je vis en communauté avec 2 autres soeurs, en charge de la Mission Bajau.
Merci pour votre soutien à notre projet !