a system allowing children an education who have poor or no access to schooling facilities
The indigenous local sea gypsy children from the Badjao and Sama tribes will no longer be left out from education even at sea as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and a Bangladesh-based non-government organization (NGO) will open floating schools to the natives in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (Basulta).The Bangladesh-based NGO called BRAC will launch the Floating Learning Centers in the coastal villages of Tampakan and Tongtong in Siasi town, Sulu in coordination with the ARMM-Department of Education (DepEd) led by Secretary Jamar Kulayan.At least seven floating schools will be opened as classes resumed throughout the ARMM region. Three of the floating schools be will designated for Bongao and Pamglima Sugala towns in Tawi-Tawi; another three for Siasi town, Sulu; and one in Lamitan City, Basilan. Floating learning centers are docked along coastlines, particularly in the island communities that are unable to contribute a land or space.