Mindanao is under the leadership of Save the Children,
in partnership with Pacific Resources for Education and
Learning (PREL), the Mindanao Business Council, and the
Department of Education. To improve access to, and quality
of, elementary education in Mindanao, ASCEND assists public
elementary schools and private madaris to improve instruction
in science, math, and English. It empowers school administrators
and ustadz from selected madaris to mobilize and manage
resources necessary for a successful learning environment.
ASCEND Mindanao is also strengthening Alternative Learning
Systems and establishing a skills training and industry
immersion program to improve the opportunity for out-of-school
youth to find employment. ASCEND focuses on the municipalities
of Talipao, Sulu; Datu Piang, Maguindanao; Midsayap, North
Cotabato; and Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.
National Department of Education
Mindanao Business Council
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
To view a list of implementation sites, click here.