The Book Archive
A significant number of Filipinos belonging to Indigenous Communities lack access to quality education. The Book Archive is a collaborative project which hopes to alleviate this issue by providing a means of education amongst the Hananuo, Mangyans in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro through the donation of second-hand books and other educational materials.
IN COLLABORATION WITH HABILIN
Habilin is an environmental conservation organization established in 2019. It aims to advocate a more sustainable lifestyle to reduce consumption waste and to promote awareness by educating people on environmental and social issues, in hopes to let people to see their duty to protect Mother Earth for future generations.
To learn more, visit their website: habilin.org
TOGETHER WITH MAKESENSE PH
Likhang Puso would also like to give a special thank-you to MakeSense Philippines, who had worked with Habilin to make The Book Archive possible. MakeSense is a rapidly growing global community of engaged citizens, passionate entrepreneurs and forward-looking organizations working together to collectively tackle today’s social and environmental issues.
You may visit their website at philippines.makesense.org.
Under The Book Archive, Habilin also launched a little hands-on activity called The Bookmark Factory wherein select individuals decorated bookmarks for the perusal of the Hanunuo, Mangyans alongside the books they will receive!
Snapshots of the book donations which have been sorted into different categories. All of these have been delivered directly to the Mangyan Cultural Learning Center which is currently being constructed!
On July 30, 2021, the donated books and bookmarks were delivered to Gatol Mangyan High School. The books will be used by Hanunuo Mangyan students of different grade levels. The bookmarks had also been well received by them!
The books which were delivered to Gatol Mangyan High School are efficiently being used by teachers and students for their weekly reading programs!
The donated textbooks have greatly contributed to the enhanced knowledge and literacy of the Hanunuo Mangyan students.