Divina is a shy but intelligent Mangyan child in Mindoro who wished to become a teacher..


The Mangyan is a tribal minority who live in the mountains. They are very poor and don't have easy access to medicine and education. But Divina is a very persistent, driven young girl. Though she has been laughed at and discriminated several times by her classmates -- they call her "taong-bundok" -- Divina remains strong and continues to study. She dreams of proving to others that Mangyan people can also excel.


Through Project Malasakit, Divina was given the much needed financing to reach her ambitions and eventually, Divina was able to graduate in High School and enroll at Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology. She is supposed to take B.S. Education as her course but her average is not enough in order for her to be accepted in the course she preferred. She enrolled in an IT course instead and hoped to shift in the second semester by maintaining good grades. Somehow, during her 2nd year, Divina decided to stop schooling. As much as Project Malasakit tried to convince her otherwise of her decisions, the foundation painfully afforded to respect her “chosen” path.


It is not for Project Malasakit or any of our fellow donors to impose our dreams on the children we support and we would rather acknowledge each child's quiet dignity and pray that our former scholar will eventually be a productive member of her community and, of the country.The doors of Project Malasakit stay open for Divina, if and when, she decides to pursue her education and aim again for that dream she once held.


Watch Kara David's "Mailap na Mangyan"

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Divina's life in photo

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Divina Da-oyan, latest photo Divina Da-oyan, graduation photo Divina Da-oyan, latest photo
Divina Da-oyan, latest photo Divina Da-oyan, Project Malasakit scholar Divina Da-oyan's letter to Kara


If you want to help Divina, contact us:

Cheenee Flor Rola 0921 4766966,

Marjorie Oriel 0939 9080854,

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How can you help?


With just 1,000 pesos ($20) per month, you can help send a poor Filipino child to school, change their lives and give them a decent future  


Elementary and High School

P1,000 per month to cover transportation, food, and school projects


P1,500 per year for tuition, uniform, student “ID”, PTA, etc.  



Tuition varies widely P500-1,000 monthly allowance for food, transportation, etc.  


Project Malasakit is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered foundation with Reg No. CN 201013987 and TIN: 007-861-739.