The world gets better
And we'll truly be happy
Quality Education for Sarangani Today (QUEST)
QUEST is an education reform program established by Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez in the Provincial Government of Sarangani, Philippines in 2007 that improves the education quality and access to basic elementary and secondary education. QUEST was awarded by Galing Pook as one of the best innovative governance programs in the Philippines in 2012. Anne serves as Program Director.
My lifetime quest is to expose my Blaan indigenous group to a wider world and bring quality education to their villages while preserving and strengthening our cultural identity.
success begins with a dream
I need to strive hard, build smart plans and
sustain systemic actions
in working out my dreams.
I believe I need to
shelter my dreams
safeguard my inspiration
shield my commitment
surmount every challenge and
shake off all discouragements
for my quest for my marginalized indigenous Blaan community.
Classdorm for Indigenous Students
Classdorm Project is an initiative Anne conceptualized in 2010 to shelter the dreams of indigenous children who brave the dangers of crossing rivers and trekking trails every day to be in school. It is a two-storey building where its first floor serves as classroom while the second floor serves as dormitory for students who live afar from school. Currently, there are 12 Classdorms built in remotest hinterland communities of Sarangani serving more than 500 students.