Lions’ generous gift of learning to Aeta pupils

Teachers at Morpeth Aeta School receive their new equipment.

Teachers at Morpeth Aeta School receive their new equipment.

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MORPETH LIONS CLUB

Pupils across the globe are switching on to learning, thanks to a donation from Morpeth Lions Club.

Children at Morpeth Aeta School watch their new TV in the classroom.

Children at Morpeth Aeta School watch their new TV in the classroom.

The club, plus Lion Peter Wallum, has donated a 43ins television, DVD player and channel booster to the Morpeth Kinaragan Aeta School in the Philippines.

Morpeth Lions helped fund the construction of the school, along with EVACF (Entrepreneur Volunteer Assistance Charity Foundation), which was set up by Morpeth resident Jennifer Wallum, and the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples in 2001.

The school is thriving, but without the kindness of the people of Morpeth and donations organised by the Lions, it would never have existed.

Morpeth Aeta School, at Kinaragan, Bataan, was one of the earliest of the EVACF-NCIP3 constructions of Traditional Origins Ethnic Education Schools (TOE2S).

It was built at a time when many thought the Aeta people did not need education.

Happily, things have changed due to the success of TOE2S.