On August 12, 2014, 3,852 children gained a headstart towards a better future today. In 45 schools in Negros island and Bicol, these kinder children simultaneously started a supplemental feeding program using Mingo Meals, an instant mix of rice, mongo and moringa (malunggay).
See ADB article: Education and Building Preschools in the Philippines
See project update: ADB gives NVC highest marks as part of a Philippine project
At Guinpanaad Elementary School in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, we met Teacher Jona Tan, who was a product of this same school.
Teacher Jona has designed an Adopt a Child Program in the school where each teacher identifies a child in her class who is in great need and is in danger of dropping out due to poverty, and finds ways to personally help the child.
Jona is just one of the silent heroes we’ve met in the countryside. We are truly inspired!