Mission Statement
About the Mamanua
The United Surigueños Association of America (USAA) - Eastern Seaboard was founded in 1980 to promote fellowship among Surigueños living in the East Coast of the United States of America. Compassionate and generous in spirit, the Association has undertaken many social projects for the less fortunate children of Surigao del Norte and del Sur. These include the Books for the Libraries, Medical Relief and Togbongon Orphanage projects. Download the Scholarship Program brochure.

The latest and most ambitious initiative of the Association is the USAA Scholarship Program. Its mission is to provide educational and leadership development opportunities to the children of the Mamanua and Manobo.

The Surigao provinces are blessed to have these gentle people, whose indigenous cultures form an integral part of the Philippine tapestry. With this scholarship program, the USAA hopes to help the Mamanua and Manobo preserve their cultural treasures, acquire modern knowledge, gain political strength, and consequently overcome poverty.


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