Sirawan Elementary School

Davao City
Students Impacted


Sirawan Elementary School was founded in 2018 and is home to ALIVE students. ALIVE is an organization that steps in in the lives of children in precarious situations of homelessness, foster care, and undocumented statuses and gives them hope through education.

The school serves four barangays in Davao City whose primary means of livelihood is fishing and coconut and banana farming. It has a student population of 637–one of the largest among all the schools that have partnered with HOPE. To accommodate such a number of students, there are 18 working classrooms, two of which were donated by the PhilSeven Foundation and made possible through HOPE.

Impact Stories

The two brand new HOPE classrooms replaced one substandard makeshift classroom and another that doubled as the principal’s office and library. Once the students have settled into their new classrooms, their old ones will be converted into a faculty room and a mini library. The new classrooms were more than welcome to Sirawan Elementary, as they had been struggling to decongest the number of students per classroom. Around 5% of the student population is of the Muslim faith, so the new classrooms are also used for Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education classes.

Made Possible by:

Year Built: 2018
School Principal: Nestor Cadavas
Contact Information:
Contractor: Clean Makers Construction Services
Total Project Cost: ₱1,259,410.11

*Inclusive of construction costs and expenses related to: Project management and quality assurance including managing contractor bids and travel for on-site inspections; Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for impact data collection and reporting, including gathering and generating content; Facilitation & processing of all tax certificates, donation documentation, filing and acceptance with DepEd’s Adopt-a-School program.

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