Long after the siege of Marawi City ended, residents continue to cope with the crisis caused by the armed conflict. Those who used to live in ground zero have not been able to return and rebuild. Many have moved indefinitely to neighboring towns, other provinces and even Metro Manila.
Some students displaced by the siege have stopped going to school. Others have started to attend classes regularly albeit in dilapidated classrooms damaged further by the fighting.
As part of concerted efforts to help rehabilitate war-stricken Marawi, BDO Foundation constructed three school buildings just outside the area where the fighting occurred.