Through an ongoing partnership with ESSC, the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP) Foundation assigned two volunteers, Adelwina “Wen” Asuncion and Jed Angelo Marcelo, to join the teaching staff of the newly-opened junior high school at the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) in Bendum, Bukidnon for School Year 2016-2017.
Wen and Jed are from this year’s JVP Batch 37 and will stay in Bendum for 10 months, with Wen teaching English and Jed, Science and Mathematics. They are both expected to finish their volunteer work in April next year.
APC is an indigenous community-based school in Upper Pulangi in northern Mindanao that offers culture-based education to indigenous and migrant youth.
Photo caption: APC junior high school students in Bendum