Makeshift Classroom – Kids at Punduhan ng Dumagat

Kids in the Punduhan ng mga Dumagat in Norzagaray attend on this makeshift classroom. On weekdays, this tribal hall is transformed to a classroom to accommodate students. Kids from different grade levels come together on this tribal hall to learn. Since they are not from the same level, students individually approach their tribal teacher to learn. Being just a small Dumagat community, the number of kids here do not pass the quota for DepEd to establish a permanent school. Alternatively, students are enrolled only on a DepEd program. On this classroom kids are taught their indigenous knowledge systems and practices (IKSP) using the Dumagat language as their medium of instruction.

Published by Kathleen Lei Limayo

Documentary Filmmaker, Documentary Photographer & Visual Anthropologist