By Cherie Joyce V. Flores
CAPAS, Tarlac — Municipal government of Capas opened a dormitory for Aeta students.
Located in Sitio Bilad of barangay O’Donnell, the facility has two rooms wherein each can accommodate approximately 40 students.
“It will be utilized by our Aeta students residing in several mountains and sitios here in Capas. We launched this to provide shelter for the students while they are studying so that they will no longer spend much time to travel to their school and go back to their sitios,” Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan said.
“We also want to ensure the safety and welfare of our Aeta students and as much as possible help them to have a comfortable and normal life,” Catacutan added.
The dormitory will be managed by the municipal government in cooperation with the barangay officials to ensure the security and protection of the Aeta students.
The project was funded by Good People International, an international development non-government organization with special consultative status granted by United Nations Economic and Social Council. — CLJD/CJVF-PIA 3)