It’s been almost a month since I came to Mindanao Philippines JTS center on the 4th. When I left Korea, the weather was still pretty chilly. But here, in Phillippines, spring is definitely in the air. Before coming here?when I was just looking at the pictures of Mindanao JTS center?I thought it would be like a paradise on earth, but after living here, I realized that I was wrong. The temperature and the humidity change several times a day because of the atmospheric flow that changes frequently and rains intermittently. Continue reading

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Currently, Philippines JTS is busy conducting field surveys to build a school.

 

The field surveys which have been conducted since last December finally reached the end. On March 6th and 7th, there were last field trips to make the final decision. Continue reading

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Visiting Basag, the Hot Town in Philippines

Visiting Basag, the Hot Town in Philippines
- The New JTS Activist’s First Journey

JTS Activist, Lee Jae-Gon

“Can you tell me where I can wash my hands?”

JTS Activist, Lee Jae-Gon

JTS Activist, Lee Jae-Gon

Whenever I ask something, the children in town become very shy and busy to run away from me. They just smile at me who looks different from them. High grade students randomly understand my English but the lower grade students don’t understand English at all. I don’t know how speak Bisayan(Mindanao language) either, so I made a gesture like washing my face. Even though I try so hard to know where a bathroom is, they just point at somewhere and never tell me exactly where it is. I asked one of the school teachers this, and he said, I should go for about 1Km out of town to get water. Continue reading

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