JEEP teachers accelerate »

JEEP teachers accelerate

College instructors from across Mindanao plunge into new teaching guides and resource materials during the Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) Teacher Training Program held in Davao City. The JEEP Project, which is implemented by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program, begins with the one-year JEEP-Start course, which is designed to develop advanced General […]

Music to Surigao kids »

Music to Surigao kids

These students at Poniente Elementary School in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte discover the beauty of music through the improvement of their school’s  Multimedia Center and the establishment of a music room, complete with instruments, acquired through a partnership between the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. Approximately 5,800 students […]

USAID-funded bridges in Mindanao seen to boost peace, economic activity »

USAID-funded bridges in Mindanao seen to boost peace, economic activity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Two barangay bridges funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) were inaugurated this week in provinces adjacent to this city, the agricultural hub of southern Mindanao. The new bridges—one in Sitio Biao, in the municipality of Malapatan, Sarangani, and the other, the Bajunaid Barangay Bridge, in Tupi, South Cotabato—were built […]

Thumbs up for Learning »

Thumbs up for Learning

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines–Students and teachers of Mlang National High School, led by principal Evangeline Pacumba (center) signal their delight over the books turned over to their school by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program, at the provincial capitol in Amas, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Mlang NHS was one of 56 schools provided with […]

Mindanao mangoes meet global standards »

Mindanao mangoes meet global standards

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines-—As mango production expands in northern Mindanao, growers must be equipped with proper post-harvest technologies for meeting the quarantine requirements of target export markets.   Recently, the 40-member Mango Growers Association of Iligan City (MAGIC) and the 30-member Cagayan-Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon Mango Growers each received hot water treatment (HWT) facilities from the Department of […]

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