The Kapatirang Kamagong Project

October 29, 2017

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is an association of 1,500 member schools and Catholic school superintendents. And although the CEAP prides itself as a large community that is one in mission and advocacy for quality and transformative Catholic education, out of the thousand and a half schools, 900 are mission schools that are in direct service to the poor and marginalized. These are the schools that do not have enough resources to sustain themselves and continue their academic operations.


Therefore, during the last Strategic Planning of theCEAP Board on November 2016, it was decided that a program of support will be launched during the 2017 CEAP National Convention in Davao. A task force was formulated to oversee the developments of the program which is now called the Kapatirang Kamagong Project. The CEAP Superintendents Commission (SupCom) has contributed to the research that went into preparing the inventory of support for said mission schools. Meanwhile, The CEAP Treasurer, Br. Dennis M.Magbanua, FSC, has been tasked by the CEAP Board to start a campaign that will raise funds and link these schools to prospective donors and sponsors. The committee decided to identify three institutions that would best represent ther est of the small schools, namely: the St. Joseph School, Gagalangin Tondo, San Nicolas High School, Surigao, and the Santa Cruz Mission School, Lake Sebu,Cotabato.


Kapatirang Kamagong hopes to harness the resources of the bigger CEAP schools and share these with the mission schools. This can be done through cash or in kind as donations where in the Project will connect mission schools to potential donors such as private foundations or corporations, philanthropists, book companies, technology providers, and the like.


Kapatirang Kamagong has taken the opportunity to use the National Convention as a medium to tell the stories of the small mission schools, and really exhibit their need for aid from the rest of the CEAP community. It is named as such in order to serve as a reminder that the association of this Project is a Kapatiran that is as strong as the Kamagong.