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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Water That Carry on Living or Diseases

Water That Carry on Living or Diseases

I’m on my way to gather up laundries from the top roof of a building in Jivaka because it’s pouring outside. It was perfect sunny day just a few minutes ago, so I tried drying laundries outside, but it turns out I’m in India.

It has been in rainy season in this area since last month, so now the activists in Jivaka are no longer suffered from 40 degree heat. Although there is no extremely hot weather anymore, still it is hot, rainy, and humid. so I feel unpleasant these days. After the pouring for a week, town people including the old and young, are busy to transplant rice. They start their work from dawn to dusk. Continue reading

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