ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Apr. 1, 2011) – An American philanthropist has sent a box of assorted books and medicines and clothes to the Mindanao Examiner as donations to poor Muslim communities in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao.
The donation was sent to the Mindanao Examiner’s main office in Zamboanga City after the kindhearted philanthropist saw a video posted on YouTube by the media firm in September 2006.
The video shows a Muslim woman, Salamona Hakim, appealing for books and medicines and other assistance for poor children in Maguindanao province.
Salamona one of the few teachers who volunteered to help teach dozens of Muslim children at a former rebel base occupied by security forces and converted into a community.
The children go to makeshift school put up by their fathers at the former base of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front called Camp Abubakar As Siddique, now a peace zone, in order to learn and finish their elementary education.
Salamona’s family is also helping her teach the children. The eagerness of Salamona to help the children is her great motivation and her poor community still needs more help.
For donations, you can send them to:
Mindanao Examiner Productions
Unit 15, 3F Fair Land Building, Nuñez St.,
Zamboanga City, Philippines 7000
Or deposit to:
Bank of the Philippine Islands
C/A 9525 8057 32
Code BOPI PH MM