Kara David’s Project Malasakit helps Mangyan graduate, pass teachers’ board exams

Kara David's Project
Kara David exemplifies journalists taking action to help the needy even off camera.Credits to Project Malasakit by Kara David.

Multi-awarded Filipino broadcast journalist Kara David’s Project Malasakit welcomed its newest graduate – Patrick Reyes from the Mangyans of Mindoro.

Kara David and Project Malasakit announced in early June that Patrick Reyes has finished his education degree and passed the Licensure Examinations for Teachers.

Patrick Reyes is from the Buhid Tribe in the mountains of Brgy. Batangan Bongabong in Mindoro Oriental. Kara David met Patrick when she was shooting a documentary.

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Through Project Malasakit, David organized and sent support for the schooling of Patrick.

Project Malasakit reports that Patrick is the seventh and youngest child of farmers. Their family income depends on how much their harvest sells – price ranges from P1,500-P3000/month.

“Patrick comes from a very poor Mangyan family. He is a hardworking young man who dreams of becoming a teacher to help spread the gift of education to his community,” wrote David in her social media post.

Project Malasakit is a scholarship project founded by broadcast journalist Kara Patria David in 2002. Kara David is the child of University of the Philippines professor Randy David and civic society leader Karina Constantino David.

READ: UP Professor Randy David wins Grand Fukuoka Prize.

The Project Malasakit website lists 18 scholars including Patrick Reyes, and 6 graduates helped by the organization.

TO SEND SUPPORT to Kara David’s scholars go to the Project Malasakit website or social media accounts.

SEND Congratulations to Patrick Reyes, the new Mangyan teacher! SEND Cheers to Kara David’s Project Malasakit for supporting the education of needy Filipinos!

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