JCI Manila is an organization that is dedicated to the wellness of Indigenous Peoples across the Philippines and has spearheaded numerous projects such as building houses and providing access to clean, potable water for the IPs among others. Project AKAP is a JCI Manila project that is meant as a follow through to this commitment.
Project AKAP, or simply stands for “Adhikain sa Kabuhayan, Alay sa Pamayanan”, is an initiative that aims to provide support and assistance to the Aeta community in Sitio Target, Angeles, Pampanga, which covers around 25 to 30 families residing in the area. It is a collaboration between JCI Manila and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta. There are two objectives for the project:
1. To improve the water system of the community so residents can have a reliable, cost-effective, and convenient access to potable water. This will be done by constructing a water facility that will store, filter, and supply water, coming from their existing deep well.
2. To assist in their agricultural livelihood by providing a carabao with a carriage system so their farmers can conveniently load and transport crops from their farm (in the mountain) and back to their vicinity.
In line with this, the project would also like to promote cooperation within the residents of the community and to create an equal responsibility for taking care of the systems so they can become more sustainable for generations to come.
The target date for the official handover is on December 15, 2019.
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