Advocacy Update: Project Silya Phase 1
July 27, 2023 - We finally handed over 21 of the 48-Armchair Goal for the Grade 3 Classroom of Laiban Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal, with the help of the teachers, volunteers, and community members who also helped us cross the numerous rivers and creeks despite the heavy rain.
To everyone who supported Project Silya, thank you so much for helping us make our first step in building better learning spaces for students in public schools. We will continue this project as part of our lifetime advocacy of promoting quality education for all. Stay kind!
Barangay Laiban is a remote community in Tanay, Rizal with a population of over 2,300, including members of the Dumagat Remontados indigenous group. To reach the community, you would have to traverse 9-10 rivers and streams, and travel 30-45 minutes by motorcycle or, for most of the locals, by foot.
The growing number of incoming students and the disproportionate budget that the school receives for maintenance, new infrastructure, and supplies highlights the need for private organizations like us to do our best to give the students a better learning environment. Hundreds of schools across the country share the same story. With your continued support, we will extend this project to more communities.