NGHS Project Capstone trip to Aeta Villages in Tarlac

18 days program on the mountainous region of Tarlac, the ancestral home of the AETA. An indigenous people that have and still living at the most basic and simple way of life. 13 students and 2 teachers from Nanyang Girls’ High School held their Capstone project at the villages of the tribe, Alunan and Malabatay.
They joined the community to repair tracks used by buffalo carts and trail so as to ease the journey between villages. As part of providing future sustainable income for the community by planting mango and kalamansi trees. They also helped to build a nursery for the hardwood trees which will be planted on the mountains to bring back greenery and rejuvenate the land to be a forest again.
The group also engaged communities of Baseco and Bagong Silangan in Manila and Quezon City respectively.
Truly a memorable experience for these young ambassadors of Singapore.

Bull cart is one of the main transport of the AETA. They use it to transport goods and also to visit nearby towns which could be as far as 8 hours away.

Bull cart is one of the main transport of the AETA. They use it to transport goods and also to visit nearby towns which could be as far as 8 hours away.

The fastest route to cross the sandy plain, is to take a 4WD. Thereafter are long treks up the hills.

The fastest route to cross the sandy plain, is to take a 4WD. Thereafter are long treks up the hills.

Bull power and machine combine force to bring goods and people to the villages.

Bull power and machine combine force to bring goods and people to the villages.

An AETA boy.

An AETA boy.

Landscape of the hills. Grassy knolls.Dry.

Landscape of the hills. Grassy knolls.Dry.

Trekking down the trail.The village of Alunan

Trekking down the trail.The village of Alunan

Some of the amazing people from the AETA community. They were our guides and assisted the group in their daily programs

Some of the amazing people from the AETA community. They were our guides and assisted the group in their daily programs

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