Bacungan High School Building and Curricular Program:
Using Ecobricks to help manage the solid waste problems besetting Barangay Bacungan (the second largest barangay in the Philippines) where Maia Earth Village is currently situated, a hexagonal classroom is being built in the Bacungan High School campus that benefits 800 students. The classroom will be built using techniques in water catchment, solar power, permaculture, sustainable architecture and ecobrick management.
Every Friday, Maia facilitators work with public school teachers in handling actual curricular subjects that require art materials, music equipment for students across multiple grade levels.
Tribal Medicine Center:
The last months have seen careful progress on the planning and building of a medical training facility in Barangay Lucbuan in Puerto Princesa City in partnership with an indigenous tribal community in Palawan medical practitioners from the Philippines and Europe dreaming of a space that provides integrative care for people of all cultures and backgrounds in a forest setting.
In Purok Maranat Tres, we have been running childcare, ecological and livelihood training programs for local villagers. We are currently building a local schoolhouse for children and an agricultural farm to provide food security using permaculture principles we have practiced for many years.