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How to Support the Bukidnon Mission

1.       SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMS

  • Support the school lunch program – Majority of the families cannot afford to pay for their students’ lunch expenses. A typical mission school supports at least 20 students from disadvantaged families each school year. At P20,000 ($400) for one student per school year, each school needs P400,000 ($8,000) per year for school lunches.
  • Support the dormers’ meals program – The mission schools provide dormitory facilities to their IP students to enable them to live on or near campus as otherwise they would have to walk 1-2 hours each way from their homes in the villages to attend school. A typical school spends P20,000 ($400) a month for 30 IP students – an annual requirement of P200,000 ($4,000) per school.
2.       SCHOLARSHIP AND AID TO STUDENTS
  • The typical tuition fees per academic year are P9,000 ($180) for Junior HS (grades 7-10) and P14,000 ($280) for Senior HS (grades 11-12), with the latter largely subsidized by the government. Fees to cover school and physical education uniforms, footwear and rain gear, retreat for seniors, computer and science lab, will run up from about P2,500 ($50) to P3,000 ($60) per student each year. To sponsor a student through 6 years scholarship in Junior and Senior HS will require about P90,000 ($1,800) each, tuition and fees.
  • School supplies for the poorest students – P2,500 ($50) per child for each school year; this includes school bag, rain gear, notebooks, pens, project materials and other school needs.
  • Because of limitations brought about by subsistence living, the families in the mission communities tend not to place importance on dental care, cleanliness and medical care. The school needs for its poor students in-kind donations of hygiene and cleanliness kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, bath towels, detergents, household cleaners) and medical supplies for its infirmaries (such as health and dietary supplements, first aid and wound care, pain relief, cough and cold medications).
3.       SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES - RENOVATION AND CONSTRUCTION
  • St. Therese of Miarayon – Two classrooms, P1.8 million ($36,000); Lumad dorm kitchen and storage area, P300,000 ($6,000); covered walks and cistern, budget to be determined
  • Pangantucan Memorial – Senior HS building, water irrigation system for their pilot farm, canteen, covered walks, upgrading of zero-value classrooms, water irrigation system for pilot farm, 3-5 year plan to be determined
  • St. Isidore of Zamboanguita – Lumad dormitory, P3.0 million ($60,000); canteen, technology and livelihood education room, library renovation, student lounge, material recovery facility; 3-5 year plan to be determined
4.       SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD PROJECTS
  • The BMD welcomes partnerships to develop sustainable and socially responsible livelihood projects that will benefit the communities that it serves.
  • High value agricultural crops suitable to the cool weather and rich soils of the Bukidnon mountain slopes and steeps can be identified for propagation by the local tribal communities and sold direct from farm to end users, such as hotels, restaurants and food markets in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cebu and Manila
5.       SUPPORT THE BUKIDNON RETREAT HOUSE AND THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE MINISTRY

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