About the program

Our Iraya-Mangyan Project is committed to the education and skills training of the indigenous Iraya-Mangyan community of Puerto Galera, Talipanan, Oriental Mindoro. 

We help the Iraya-Mangyan community in Talipanan in reviving their tradition of weaving, particularly in the creation of beautiful but functional nito baskets. With the help of our donors and partners, we also provide training in sewing, offering guided tours, electrical skills, masonry, and agriculture, among others.

 

Year started

1991

 

Program partners

Ayala group of companies

Sisters of Charity of St. Anne

Private donors

 

2019 program site

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

 

2019 quick stats

280 Iraya-Mangyan families served

97 weavers engaged

34 beaded-bag artisans engaged

4 Ayala malls featuring Iraya-Mangyan products

129 scholars’ support facilitated

283 students’ supplemental feeding provided

6,790 individuals helped in accessing health care