Floating schools’ for sea gypsy kids to open in Basulta


“The indigenous local sea gypsy children from the Badjao and Sama tribes will no longer be left out from education even at sea as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and a Bangladesh-based non-government organization (NGO) will open floating schools on Sunday to the natives in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (Basulta).

The Bangladesh-based NGO called BRAC will launch the Floating Learning Centers in the coastal villages of Tampakan and Tongtong in Siasi town, Sulu in coordination with the ARMM-Department of Education (DepEd) led by Secretary Jamar Kulayan. At least seven floating schools will be opened as classes resumed throughout the ARMM region.”

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