In 2011, we began discussion with the Principal at the Sinacaban Central School in
Misamis Occidental, Philippines to develop the second Isa Mundo Education Centre
(IMEC) in the country. The idea came from one of our volunteers who was born and
raised in the region and wanted to contribute back to her community.
The small school has a total enrollment of 384 pupils and 20 teachers. The school is
a complete elementary school with a graduation rate of 97% but there are still
students who are not able to graduate due to poverty.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The objective of the IMEC in Sinacaban School was to improve academic
performance and increase computer literacy of students. We completed our
feasibility study at the end of 2011 and dedicated the first few months of 2012 to
find support and long-term partner to progress the project.
In November 2012, we completed the establishment of the IMEC in Sinacaban
Central School, making it the second IMEC in the Philippines. Laptops and school
supplies arrived safe and sound and was organized in time for the new calendar
We are grateful for the partnership with the Sinacaban School and the
commitment of its teachers to provide much needed technology to improve the
education opportunities of the students in the community. We are committed to
support the IMEC by ensuring that we improve the capacity of the school to deliver
the best possible education for its students.