Linangan conducts information activities about neglected sectors in the Philippine society. One of our campaigns is to inform the public in the Netherlands about the plight of the indigenous people. One of the issues that the foundation is focusing attention to is the right of indigenous children to education.
Lumad (indigenous people) communities in several provinces in Mindanao have been able to establish alternative schools and centers despite lack of government support. These schools teach scientific and sustainable agriculture, literacy, numeracy, technical skills and cultural studies. But these schools have been deprived of government support, or even ordered closed by local government agencies and military officials who accused the schools of teaching the students rebel against the government.
The Lumad peoples of Southern Mindanao remain determined to build better lives through the education of their children. They are currently campaigning in the Philippines and in other countries in the hope of gathering support for their children’s right to education.