Mohon National High School

Mohon National High School

Today Lee and I went up to the high school for their annual PTA meetings.  Unlike the elementary school, each high school class held its own program instead of having one large gathering.  The high school grounds are much smaller than the elementary school grounds.  Two rows of classroom buildings flank an inner walkway.

School Walkway

The Rest of the School Hall


The first meeting we attended was in a first year classroom.  The classroom sections are named after things like periodic elements, trees, and Catholic saints.  During the meeting, the teacher went over the grading scale.  A student needs to get over 65% to pass a grade.  The class is also raising money for another ceiling fan.  It was so hot that it was difficult to concentrate, and the rooms have absolutely no insulation, so any kind of window air conditioner would be completely out of the question, even if they had money for one.

First Year, Section Narra

First Year, Section Narra

First Year, Section Lawaan

Second Year, Saint Ignatius

Second Year, Saint Paul


Third Year, Section Helium

Kids Looking into the Classroom

The School Road

Vendors by the School

Bread Vendor

Students Practicing a Nutrition Day Dance

Basketball Hoop

Students have a class called “Mapeh” which includes physical education, music, and nutrition. A group of kids were outside practicing a dance routine for an upcoming nutrition event.

(See elementary school post for more information about the schools.)

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I am a college student studying English and Communications, and since I was very young I have felt that God may be calling me to take hold of the education my loving family has provided for me, the truths God has shown me, and the freedoms America has given me to craft them into something that will bring tangible relief to the world’s many impoverished citizens and tell them about Christ.

I met Matthew and Lee Dwinells while volunteering with my church at Rancho 3M in Mexico and have followed their journey to the Philippines while praying that I might find some way to help them. After a few failed attempts to obtain grants, my friends and family were very generous and donated money so that I could go serve at the orphanage. I received encouragement and help from various professors, and Dr. G very kindly created this website for me to update while I am there.

I am excited to see how God blesses the faith and support of the many people who have helped launch my trip. I pray that even just a few people will gain a better understanding of life in the Philippines and that through this endeavor the children at the orphanage will grow physically and spiritually. My upcoming adventure is a great unknown to me, but I’m sure God will use it for good.

“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing,”
Deuteronomy 10: 17-18.