Babuyan Islands Mission

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Camiguin Norte, Babuyan Islands is one of the farthest project community reached by Black Pencil Project in the northern Philippines. It began from a simple whale watching expedition in the summer of 2009 and led to an amazing collaboration with various charitable group of volunteers headed by Fr. Joemar Sibug, OP of the Dominican Missions. A story of a pencil equally divided into three pieces by a teacher so that three children would be able to write came from this community and inspired Black Pencil Project advocacy further to reach out where hope is needed the most.

Winner for Best Documentary at the PEACE Awards 2015, awarded by the Universal Peace Federation A webishort about the children of the remote island of Camiguin de Babuyanes, Philippines and one Dominican priest calling out to the world to help him give these children equal education opportunities. Music: Flight in Motion by Parliament of Owls Para Sa Tao by Humanfolk
Our hope for the children just like in other places is that have complete supplies; enough books and proper access to information. We hope that even if this island is very remote, children can still be provided with the supplies they need and to be equipped with the proper tools to learn.
— Fr. Joemar Sibug

About this project



Camiguin Norte

Camiguin Norte is one of the 5 major islands that comprise Calayan Group of Islands. Reaching the islands takes about 4-8 hours boat ride from Port of Aparri or Sta. Ana Port in Cagayan province.


School Supplies, ATBP

Grade/culture-sensetive pencils, pens, pad papers, notepads, crayons, school bags, slippers, raincoats, children's storybooks, and hygiene kits for 1,500 elementary school children.



Send Your Cash Donations

Bank Of The Philippine Islands (BPI) Account of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, Inc.:
Dollar: 0214-0218-89
Peso: 0211-0000-15

Did you know that for just One Hundred Pesos (Php 100.00) a month, or One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000.00) for one school year, you can already support one high school student's studies. It's not much for us, but for the schoolkids in the isles of Camiguin Norte and Calayan, it can make all the difference in the world!

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