LGU-Isabela City, NCIP, hold “Adopt-A-School” Project for IP Month 2023
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As part of the city’s celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Month 2023 and in line with the 9-Point Priority Agenda championed by Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, the City Government of Isabela, in collaboration with the National Commission on Indigenous People and other stakeholders, launched the initiative “Adopt-A-School” Project, October 9. This noteworthy endeavor saw the concerted efforts of the 101st Brigade, Isabela City People’s Council, 1604 Company (reservist) Battalion, Isabela City Police Station, and the Office of IPMR Mary May Julhari. One notable contribution to these schools was the generous donation of notebooks by SM City Mindpro.
The primary focus of the “Adopt-A-School” Project is to provide invaluable support to the vulnerable members of society, particularly the Indigenous Peoples (IP) school children, who often face unique challenges in accessing quality education. The initiative aimed to address these challenges by conducting a series of school visits to IP schools in the city. During these visits, the project team delivered essential services that included mobile library services, haircut services as well as the distribution of essential school supplies, slippers and food to IP school children.
Among the schools visited were Palasanan Multigrade School and Hadji Akmad Kamlani Primary School, located in Small Kapatagan and Kapatagan Grande, respectively. At Palasanan Multigrade School, a total of 60 students from Grades 1 to 3 were the recipients of the outreach effort. Meanwhile, Hadji Akmad Kamlani Primary School in Small Kapatagan Grande welcomed support for 83 students in the same grade levels.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed individuals such as IPMR Mary May Julhari, NCIP Basilan Provincial Officer Engr. George Jocutan, Executive Assistant for IP Affairs Norhaiya Macusang, a representative from the 101st Infantry Brigade, Pastor Ronald Paulino from the Isabela City People’s Council, personnel from the 1604th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion, and the PNP-Isabela City Police Station. Also joining the activity were personnel of the City Information Office’s LIBRO Mobile Library and IsaTV Productions, some members of the Barangay Information Officers Network, and other staff from the Sangguniang Panlungsod (Words by SJ Asakil, CIO/Photos by M. Juaini and R. Macapili, IsaTV)