BRAC in Philippines

BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor.

Since inception, we have operated 2,108 learning centres and reached over 50,000 children in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. We are implementing the Alternative Delivery Model project, a component of the Australian government-funded basic education assistance in Muslim Mindanao in partnership with 15 local organisations. There are currently 441 learning centres spread across Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu and Basilan provinces, bene ting 11,779 children in the region. We are also exploring opportunities to implement health, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.

730 BRAC schools have registered 21,640 learners who received Learner Reference Numbers from the Department of Education as part of the mainstreaming into the public education system. At the end of the school year 2016-2017, 3,240 BRAC learners completed Grade 5, 11,947 completed Grade 4, and 6,453 completed Grade 3. Learners of 288 learning centers have transitioned to DepEd-ARMM schools that are ready with available teachers and classrooms. Learners of 316 learning centers can proceed to DepEd-ARMM schools, but need classrooms, teachers and other resources. Learners of 126 centers cannot proceed to DepEd-ARMM schools due to physical barriers, con ict and cultural issues.

Population: 103 million (World Bank 2016)
GDP per capita: USD 2,951 (World Bank 2016)
People living below poverty: 22% (Philippines Statistics Authority 2016)

BRAC Philippines Fact Sheet Download [PDF - 189 KB]
BRAC Philippines Annual Report Download [PDF - 2.2 MB]






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Contact us

BRAC Philippines: No. 1, Manara Street Rosary Heights 10, Cotabato City The Philippines
Tel: 63-064-552-0040 E-mail: