3 years ago, PASALI started an intervention in education in Banwalan San Jose, General Santos City. Located in an estimated1002 meters above the sea level, the mixed T'boli & B'laan indigenous people's community, received informal education under the Alternative Learning System(ALS) in partnership with the Department of Education.
Out-of-school youth & parents joined the ALS program. As PASALI saw the need for sustainable income of its learners, it gave training on sustainable farming. Starting in 2010, other important interventions were introduced like water system and livelihood. Without interventions on water & livelihood, learners cannot focus on learning as they will prioritize their basic needs. The same year, PASALI moved to other 2 nearby villages needing the same interventions. Throughout the years, it has been PASALI’s best practice combine interventions on education with water, community organizing, farming and livelihood . This was only replicated in San Jose.