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.
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.