By Claire Gigje
MARAWI CITY, May 26–In line with the completion and inauguration of the first-ever barangay complex in the city, Brgy. Tolali received 15 tablets from the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and Kilos Kabataan Livelihood Foundation (KKLF) Saturday, May 22.
Such tablets were given for the benefit of the locality’s Madrasah which was also welcomed and recognized along with the opening of the barangay complex.
Kristin Bangot, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the KKLF, shared that the effort is part of their educational advocacy which they extend to communities suffering from circumstances such as postwar impacts.
“We would like to help the children, especially from the postwar. Not only that we give livelihood programs, we also innovated especially in times of pandemic right now so that we will be able to reach them through educational materials and support,” she said.
Bangot explained that the foundation has already been supporting the city ever since the occurrence of war and now that it is undergoing rehabilitation.
“Ever since, we have been here in Marawi. Even during the siege and then post-siege, andito pa rin kami [we are still here] to help because rehabilitation does not only mean rehabilitation for infrastructures,” she stated.
With this, the barangay’s Madrasah conveyed its utmost gratitude for the devices awarded to them.
“Ako ay nagpapasalamat sa Kilos Kabataan Foundation na binigyan nila kami ng tablets. Ito ay magagamit ng aming mga bata lalo na ngayon na kailangan ng mga bata,” expressed Noroden Mangundaya, Madrasa principal.
[I am thanking the Kilos Kabataan Foundation because they gave us tablets. These will be used by our students, especially now that they really need this.]
Meanwhile, Bangot bared that the foundation is waiting for the opening of more Madrasahs in the city to turn over another 200 tablets for educational utilization.
Per the latest count, the Madrasah in Brgy. Tolali has 20 students and is expecting to hike up to 50 enrollees given that a new building was already constructed for them. Philippine Information Agency