Sulu school children get new school building through ASFP PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014 11:12

Tausog villagers in Barangay Taingting are now confident their children can study well enough inside a school building they have just constructed as a community project that they implemented not just as stakeholders, but as owners of the facility as well.

Barangay Taingting is located in Parang town in Sulu. The barangay is home to 1,587  ethnic Tausog residents.

The villagers have constructed the school building at the center of the barangay with the help of the World Bank, whose conduit for its projects in the south is the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Social Fund Project.

Halima, a mother of three, said she did not hesitate to help in the construction of the school building because her three children are among those that are to benefit from it.

“It was so nice to see community members, mothers, fathers and their children construct the school building all together,” she explained in the local vernacular.

Barangay officials were elated with the recent completion of the project, whose implementation the Parang local government unit had supported extensively.

The school building project in Barangay Taingting is just one of the dozens of projects of World Bank in the autonomous region.

The World Bank in fact, rated as “satisfactory” for eight time, in recent years, the ASFP’s implementation of the projects it had bankrolled. The ASFP operates under the ministerial control of ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

The projects were designed by beneficiary communities themselves and implemented the traditional “bayanihan” style.