Maytaraw Primary School is located in the mountainous sitio of Maytaraw in Barangay Dalagsaan which is the farthest Barangay in the municipality of Libacao, province of Aklan. To get there, it requires riding a habal-habal, crossing the wild Aklan River 24 times and walking for more or less 10 hours.
Libacao welcomed us by a heavy rain on the first day of our mission. But that didn’t stop us. After two hours of habal-habal ride from Brgy. Poblacion to Brgy. Agbatuan, we walked and crossed Aklan River multiple times for more than six hours before we reached Dalagsaan Integrated School in Brgy. Dalagsaan where we camped overnight and renewed our strength for the second day.
The rain continued to pour on the second day of our mission. It was a struggle but we were more determined to reach Maytaraw Primary School thinking that the pupils and parents are patiently waiting for us. The river became more wild and the water level was becoming critical. We slowed down but we didn’t give up. After five hours of grueling hike and river-crossings, we reached Sitio Maytaraw. Then we realized, we survived the 24 wild river-crossings; the hardest trek of our lives and