The Peace Corps Experience and Life with the Natives


Hi my name is Trevor Mooney and welcome to my blog Mataas na Bundok. I now reside in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines living up in the mountains above town in Baclayan working as a community development volunteer for Stairway Foundation Inc. with the United States Peace Corps for a local Mangyan tribe named the Iraya.  The Iraya are an indigenous people that are extremely marginalized by the local Tagalog and ex-patriot communities. Stairway hopes to change this. I am focused primarily on a tutorials program, feeding/agriculture program, and livelihood program to help support the community.

This blog is written solely by Trevor Mooney. The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government, the Peace Corps, or Stairway Foundation Inc..


One response

  1. Bill Palaima

    Hello Trevor,

    I will be traveling to the Country next month as member of a missions trip team. I was hoping to get some information on how I could relate better to the people there, especially highschool students.

    Thank you.

    January 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

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