A Lumad school built by the community, for the community. 

ALCADEV is a Lumad indigenous school located in Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Awarded by the DepEd-LCC as the 5th Most Outstanding Literacy Program in the Philippines in 2014, it provides alternative education to the indigenous youth of the different tribes in Caraga region. 


What We Do

We teach Scientific and Sustainable Agriculture to the indigenous youth as part of developing and protecting the ancestral lands.

We provide Secondary Education to the Lumad youth; education that is nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented.

We facilitate Livelihood Education so the Lumad can maximize the rich resources of the ancestral lands.

ALCADEV in action


Support ALCADEV in providing services to Lumad communities in Caraga region

  • Scientific and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Community Development



Advances the interests of the Philippines as a nation by valuing our natural resources, upholding our sovereignty and continuing the struggle for liberation of our ancestors.



Promotes thinking based on truth, reason and logic. Integrates indigenous practices with theories from different fields of study.



Understands the struggle of the masses, serves in the interest of the communities and honors the strength and the work of the people..

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