Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR0712- Australian government supports development project for Mangyan tribes


Australian Embassy Second Secretary Alexis Keedle (centre) presents the Php250,000 grant to the Rotary Club of the United Nations Manila District 3810 to support their Mangyan Tribes Sustainable Developments Projects during the handover ceremonies at the Australian Embassy. The grant, which is part of the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP), will be used for the construction of a two-classroom school building for literacy empowerment programs, as well as skills training for livelihood opportunities to benefit the Buhid Mangyan Tribe in Occidental Mindoro. Receiving the grant are (from left) Rotary Club President Nielsen Donato and Ms Wilma Redler, IPP and Director of Community Services.

The DAP is designed to support projects which directly contribute to the welfare and income-generating capacity of the poor or disadvantaged groups in Philippine society. It assists small development or humanitarian initiatives where other support is either not available, inadequate or inappropriate to meet essential needs. For more information on DAP, please contact 7578262.