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No. 42 • January - June 2006 • Page 126
 •  Initiatives

Manila (Philippines) -- Work camps in Poctoy and Bais City

Fourteen students from Southridge School spent April 9 to the 15 on the island of Marinduque. They painted the roof and fence and the ceilings of the classrooms at the Poctoy school. The project was carried out thanks to the collaboration between Molave Study Center, the Southridge Association of Parents and Teachers, local authorities from the Ministry of Education, and many private benefactors.

Another 29 students from Southridge traveled to Bais City in the province of East Negros, where they did masonry work at the Bais Family Farm School. They also spent a day with the Aetas tribal community. They learned about their customs and way of life and gave them packages of food, milk, soap, shampoos and Rosaries. They also organized a small show for the children. In this case, too, the work camp was the result of collaboration between Molave Study Center, various social assistance entities and some private donors.

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