Barangay Pita, Infanta, Pangasinan
These are some of the gems we found during our first day in Barangay Pita. In this crowd are the likes of Samson, Jane, and Junard. Samson, also known as Samsung, is the most energetic of the bunch. He climbs poles and clings to everything [even to my short arms]. Jane, on the other hand, speaks no more than three words a day. She would just nod and smile to everything we ask. In contrary to her behavior, we believe that she has the purest heart. At night, she would wait for Dayoung to finish taking a bath and take her back home safely. Lastly, Junard, the older cousin of Samson, is an incoming fifth grader. He is late for his grade level because he had to stop attending classes due to an arm injury. According to SDG 3, only one nurse attends to the health concerns of Barangay Pita once or twice a week. Even up to now, his arm is left untreated.
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