Since inception, we have operated 2,108 learning centres and reached over 60,000 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 427 learning centres spread across Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu and Basilan provinces, benefiting 9,763 children in the region. We are also exploring opportunities to implement health, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.
21,640 learners 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 301 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 line: 22% (Philippines Statistics Authority 2016)