Build Back Better Zamboanga: Recovery of School Vegetable Garden

Zamboanga City. A year after hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) seek temporary shelter in the Tetuan Central School following the Zamboanga Siege, stakeholders of peace commemorate the unfortunate event in the school by rehabilitating the school’s vegetable garden which was severely damage during the IDPs occupation there.

Led by the largest consortium in the city—Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA) joined hand with the school administration including some of the teaching staffs and students, Tetuan Barangay Officials, Parent-Teachers Community Association (PTCA), community leaders including the members of 4Ps, Mindanao Youth Development Programs and Department of Education Office of the School Superintendent simultaneously plant vegetables in the school garden in an attempt to recover the school vegetable garden as a way of rehabilitating and healing after the Zamboanga Siege.

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Earlier, Reach Out to Others Foundation (ROOF), one of the member consortium of ZABIDA met the stakeholders and had distributed some of the gardening tools, vegetable seedlings and organic fertilizers.

Other member organizations of ZABIDA are: Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), Katilingban para sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI) and Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI).

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