‘Classroom Inato’ in Isyu Mindanao-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
THEY say that children at their earliest ages should learn and recognize the value of education in their lives.
In Saturday’s episode of Isyu Mindanao, multi-awarded host and film maker John Paul Seniel gets to meet some school children belonging to the Ata-tribe living in the boundary of Barangay Kalagangan in San Fernando, Bukidnon and Barangay Palma Gil in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.
He will personally witness the efforts done by the children in constructing their own makeshift classroom that would shelter them from the sun's heat and from the rain during classes.
In their innocence, these children already know the importance of education especially to their tribal communities. They help each other, work and sweat together just to complete the building of their classroom.
And despite the poor facilities of this upland school, the school children continue to dream big and hope that someday the government will be able to provide equal opportunities to those studying in the urban areas and in far-flung barangays.
Catch this in Isyu Mindanao this Saturday morning, 7:30 a.m., on GMA Network's regional stations in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 08, 2013.