Home Equality & Justice Photos: Displaced tribal children finish school far from home

Photos: Displaced tribal children finish school far from home

The children of the “Bakwit” School finished Grade 12 on July 17, 2021, at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City

Indigenous children, who were displaced by conflict in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, finished their studies this week in the national capital, where they sought sanctuary.

The children of the “Bakwit” (from the word “evacuate”) School finished Grade 12 on July 17, 2021, at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, far from their communities in Mindanao.

The 30 students were the only ones who finished their studies this year after more than 170 Lumad schools were closed since 2017, disenfranchising about 10,000 students. (Photos by Jire Carreon)

- Newsletter -

© Copyright LiCAS.news. All rights reserved. Republication of this article without express permission from LiCAS.news is strictly prohibited. For republication rights, please contact us at: [email protected]

Support LiCAS.news

We work tirelessly each day to tell the stories of those living on the fringe of society in Asia and how the Church in all its forms - be it lay, religious or priests - carries out its mission to support those in need, the neglected and the voiceless.
We need your help to continue our work each day. Make a difference and donate today.

Latest