Did you know?
Igpaho is only accessible by walking or if it is not raining by motorbike.
It has around 160 students from years K to 6 who are mainly from an indigenous background.
Igpaho Elementary School lies in the mountains near the town of Tubungan around 90 minutes drive from Iloilo, Panay’s biggest city.
Around half the students here are in the government’s food subsidy program where the school provides an 18 peso meal every day.
How we help
Initially we provided photocopying paper, plastic envelopes and inserts to enable the students to take their work to and from school.
In February 2021 as the students continued their education at home ODE provided the school with a new printer to help prepare their learning materials.
Despite the fact there are no normal classes, the teachers still attend Igpaho every day - if they are lucky and have transport by motorbike or like the students there is always the 40 minute walk.
Due to it's remote position, lack of communication as well as the current Covid restrictions the students and teachers face substancial difficulties in following the modular based learning system.
"Thank you so much ODE for extending help to Igpaho Elementary School. Your kind and generosity is a great help to continue the education of our children especially this time of crisis."