GNIP’s good practice of bringing the programs and services at the heart of the community was once again proven effective in the turnover ceremony of the Indigenous People’s (IP) Learning Center and the culmination of the 15-day learning session of Dibabawon tribe. A Learning Center was built in Brgy. Longanapan, a far-flung area in Laak, to cater to the educational
needs of the IPs.
This was a laudable accomplishment of GNIP in providing accessible education to tribal communities like the Dibabawon.
Dr. Hilda Opeña, IpEd Focal Person of DepEd Davao de Oro (Compostela Valley) together with the other partners, highly commended the project and efforts of the Laak field office in prioritizing the concerns and needs of indigenous people. She was more impressed knowing that the pilot 15-day learning sessions produced high performing students who have received medals. The turned over facility will be collectively sustained by the provincial government of Davao de Oro, DSWD, Barangay Longanapan, and DepEd.