Stop military attacks on Lumad schools in Mindanao!
URGENT APPEAL TO KEEP LUMAD CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
An appeal to condemn and stop military attacks on Lumad schools in Mindanao
Greetings of Peace and Solidarity!
We are alarmed that 2,896 Lumad children will be denied of their right to education when the Aquino government closes down Lumad community schools in Davao del Norte.
While schools all over the country are slated to start their classes this June, we are convinced that the Department of Education Division of Davao del Norte intends to shut down lumad community schools. In a letter dated May 12 addressed to DepEd Region XI Director Alberto Escobarte, DepEd Division of Davao del Norte Superintendent Josephine Fadul endorsed the closure of at least 24 schools of Salugpongan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center (STTICLC) and Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc. Academy (MISFI Academy).
Education is a basic human right essential in realizing all other human rights. However…
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