ABOUT THE ALUMNI COMMUNITY

Messaging-Hubs

We have over 100 active alumni and counting who have completed and undergone Equal Access’ Tech Camps. Through its alumni program, EAI-PH aims to foster an alumni community that will bolster our work on peace and development in Mindanao. The primary goals of the EAI Alumni Program are: to build an alumni community, strengthen the alumni network by providing them opportunities to develop and sustain their projects and organizations, and promote alumni engagement and outreach. The desired impact of the alumni program is to ensure maximum sustainability of our program outcomes and assist in the implementation of the regional nodes of our messaging hubs.

LATEST ALUMNI UPDATES

Our Peace Promotion Fellow, Rowel Damas, has launched his peace project, The Intercultural Exchange for Peace: Stories of the Peoples of Mindanao which aims to promote intercultural dialogue as developmental tool that combat social exclusion, while safeguarding peace.

Thanks to our active alumni community from numerous parts of Mindanao, we have collated and mapped out different donation drives and platforms that are currently ongoing. These are either being led by or being volunteered by our alumni.

FEATURED ALUMNI

Blessed with beauty and even more blessed with a heart for the community, this stunner from Surigao del Norte is our featured alumni for this week coming from the first batch of Up2Youth Tech Campers.

Dechelle is a 3rd year Ecological Tourism student in Mindanao State University-Main Campus. She is a student youth leader and a volunteer who advocates for youth leadership, education, peace and environmental sustainability.

During the Marawi Siege, she worked with different organizations in relief operations as well as medical and dental missions with the PNP SAF and volunteers to teach IDP children every Saturday in Saguiaran. She continues to participate in fund-raising initiatives for the Marawi Siege victims.

Recently, she was labeled as the Marawi Peace Hero in an interview in S'bang ka Marawi and represented BARMM in the One Mindanao Youth Parliament in South Cotabato and won the most Outstanding Ordinance on the OMYP 2019. Her most recent feather on her cap is winning the MPower Award 2019 for the Student Leader Category.

Hangang-hanga kami sa iyo, Dechelle! Padayon sa pagsilbi sa iyong komunidad!

Our featured Tech Camper for the week is a literal TECH genius! Hamdan Guro, or Dan, is a graduate of the most recent OURmindaNOW Tech Camp Batch 2.

Dan's interest for information technology sparked in high school in Dubai, U.A.E. Before college, he had already completed a graphic design course by the Filipino Association for Computer Excellence (FACE). Dan holds two degrees: Information Technology from AMA Computer College and Business Administration from Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College. He's currently taking his Master's in Information Technology at the AMA Online Education System.

In 2018, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) named Dan as the Regional Startup Champion from BARMM, with the title of "Rainmaker." This project identifies 18 Rainmakers from the Philippines who have the capacity and commitment to build their local startup communities and support them through training, exposure, and introductions to existing startup ecosystem stakeholders.

Dan is part of the Lanao group who launched their OMN Online Campaign, iCaretan, promoting child care through online awareness.

This week’s featured Tech Camper hails from the cool ranges of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Delilah Luzon, better known to friends as Delai, attended the first ever OURmindaNOW Tech Camp and has since continued to promote peace in her innovative ways!

Delai finished a Chemistry degree at University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines (USTP) in Cagayan de Oro City and went on to work as a laboratory analyst and quality control officer in food manufacturing plants and environmental laboratories. It didn’t take long for her to find her true purpose, though. From the science field she shifted into the world of travel and tourism and is now building her own business as the General Manager of the Probinsyana Travel and Tours.

She was one of the Philippine delegates of the ASEAN Youth Community Training of Trainers held in Singapore and is the newly appointed Provincial Coordinator for Bukidnon by the Global Institute for Youth Development (GIYD).

Because of her love for responsible tourism and regional community engagement coupled with the commitment of making positive changes in the grassroots level, Delai was selected to be one of only 14 Peace Promotion Fellows by EAI-PH. As a fellow, she is now pursuing her Peace Tourism Project, “BukidKnown,” which aims to raise awareness on responsible tourism and create a platform for intercultural exchange that fosters understanding of co-existence and social cohesion as a method in preventing violent extremism in the indigenous community of her home province, Bukidnon.

Truly an inspiration to many! Padayon, Delai!

This week’s featured Tech Camper is currently taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English at Hinatuan Southern College, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. He serves as the President of the Student Action Force of the Hinatuan chapter. Last October 19, Jhon led in the re-echoing of his insights and lessons learned from the #Up2Youth Tech Camp through a one-day seminar in their hometown in Hinatuan.

Participated by around 40 members of the Student Action Force - Hinatuan Chapter, the Up2Youth Re-Echo seminar patterned the tech camp modules and culminated with an elevator pitching of their peace projects.

The seminar included 5 sessions: Defining Peace and Violent Extremism, Defining Empowerment and Radicalization, the Use of Social Media for Social Change, Review of Violent Extremism Environment Maps, and the History of Conflict in Mindanao.

After this project, Cuyacot plans to bring the one-day module to other schools and communities such as the Hinatuan National Comprehensive High School and Barangay Sto. Nino in Hinatuan where he hopes to reach the out-of-school youth (OSY) in the area.

“We need to arouse OSYs and help them realize their potential to affect change in their community, and not be deceived by malicious situations and circumstance that they are in,” Cuyacot said.

Thank you for your passion and service, Jhon!

GET TO KNOW OUR ALUMNI

OURmindaNOW TECH CAMP 1

April 24-28, 2019
Chali Beach Resort, Cagayan de Oro City

Saliha Saaduddin

December 29, Marawi City
MADRASAH POONA-PUNOD AL-ISLAMIYYAH, INC.
esmailsaliha@gmail.com

Evan Cullen Alcantara

October 3, Bislig City
The Millenial Studio PH
ecaalcantara@yahoo.com

Maria Delilah Luzon

December 16, Malaybalay
Equal Access International
delilahluzon@gmail.com

Fahad Ali

May 14, Marawi City
Bangsamoro Transition Authority-BARMM
alifahad.baulo@gmail.com

Alfadzni Haddimah

Jolo
Tausug Active Youth Organization, Inc.
alfadzni.07@gmail.com

Jetro Resonar

October 10, Tagoloan
Youth for Reproductive Health Awareness- Misamis Oriental
resonar21@gmail.com

Nurul-Ainie Eldani

December 9, Bongao
Mindanao Young Professional for Peace/Tumpukan Bangsasama Inc. Youth Sector
nurulainieeldani@yahoo.com

Edward John Magcamit

April 4, Zamboanga City
Path to Peace ZAMBASULTA
ejmgcmt05@gmail.com

Mush-Abulkhayir Ahmad

Shainah Faye Bernales

February 24, Valencia
Helping Humans Initiative
shainafayeb@gmail.com

Vea Mae Guzman

December 18, Zamboanga City
Youth Solidarity for Peace
guzmanveyaat@gmail.com

Nishreen Hashim

January 13, Sultan Kudarat
The Moropreneur Inc.
nyhashim13@gmail.com

Mohammad Usop Sugadol

September 24, Cotabato City
Positive Volunteers Initiative in Bridging and Empowering Society (+VIBES)
Sirmho@yahoo.com

Dave Stephen Villamora

May 17, Davao City
FPOP-YCG Davao
davev.edge@gmail.com

Ayesha Warid

September 7, Jolo
Tausug League for Social Transformation
TausugLSocialTransformation@yahoo.com

Lo Ivan Castillon

June 4, Cotabato City
Youth Solidarity for Peace
Volunteers’ Initiatives in Bridging and Empowering Society (VIBES)
ivan8castillon@gmail.com

Zuar Ampatuan

September 29, Tacurong
United Youth for Peace and Development
zuarampatuan29@gmail.com

France Russel Donoso

March 26, Surigao City
Surigao Youth Convergence
francedonoso274@gmail.com

Huda Aldanie

November 30, Isabela City Basilan Province
I am HampasLupa Inc. Ecological Agricultural Movement
hudaaldanie@gmail.com

OURmindaNOW TECH CAMP 2

August 26-30, 2019
Hotel Koresco, Cagayan de Oro City

Hamdan Guro

August 4, Iligan City
DICT Rainmaker
itdanguro@gmail.com

Hussien Abo

July 25, Datu Anggal Midtimbang Municipality
Alliance of Magnanimous Youth Leaders
hussienabo25@gmail.com

Jowhadi Salik

June 21, Cotabato City
The Responsible Traveler (Angayan Initiative)
jowahdi@gmail.com

Kimberly Cloi Cancer

February 1, General Santos City
SK FEDERATION-GENERAL SANTOS CITY
xam.pretty28@gmail.com

Mohammad Quium Abdulasis

April 6, Simunul
Simunul Youth Guild
mohammadquiumabdulasis@gmail.com

Alhakim Palanggalan

December 24, Cagayan de Oro
Central Student Government - Department of Social Involvement
alhakim.palanggalan@gmail.com

Sonairah Hadji Sobair

July 7
Bangsamoro Youth Parliamentarian Association
sonairah.olama8@gmail.com

Jan David Casas

November 7, Zamboanga City
Peace Jeepney
jansanto073@gmail.com

Abdul Rahman Alongan

June 28, Cotabato City
abdulrahman_alongan@yahoo.com

Ifrad Hussin

July 24, Simunul
ifraddayanhussin@gmail.com

Cyrus Misoles

October 5, City of Mati
Youth For Peace Movement City of Mati Chapter
cyrusmisoles122@gmail.com

Sittie Sakhira Dambong

March 2, General Santos City
United States Government- Alumni Association Sox
twirlyzone36@gmail.com

Jaime Salva Jr.

December 18, Zamboanga City
IYouDahan
jaimejrsalva@gmail.com

Joie Ceazar Garcia

November 16, Compostela
LGBTQ+ Compostela
joieceazargarcia@gmail.com

Ronna Farida Buisan

October 24, Cotabato City
Youth Solidarity for Peace
Positive VIBES
rfmbuisan@gmail.com

Christian Allen Pacanut

December 24, Cagayan de Oro
hrizettelaine@gmail.com

France Russel Donoso

October 18, Iligan City
Singanen O Mindanao
clarkechavezlangilao16@gmail.com

Datu Raid Salik

February 4, Datu Anggal Midtimbang
Progressive Initiative for Maguindanao Engagement (PRIME) Youth Network
Daturaid24@gmail.com

UP2Youth TECH CAMP 1

April 24-28, 2019
Chali Beach Resort, Cagayan de Oro City

Anan Amapaso

February 2, Cagayan de Oro City
Teach Peace Build Peace Movement
smighterman@gmail.com

Jose Rowel Damas

May 28, Cagayan de Oro
Teen Trail Caravan for Peace
joseroweldamas@gmail.com

Frank Ivoh Dunque

October 15, Polanco
Kilusan NG kabataan para sa kalikasan
frank.ivoh@gmail.com

Allen Dave Capa

Augist 15, Iligan City
mcsc_allan@yahoo.com

Alliah Czarielle Mantawil

January 15, Cotabato City
USM Campus Ambassador
mantawil.aliahczarielle@gmail.com

Angelica Monique Cajalne

August 16, Zamboanga City
Social Awareness and Community Service Involvement
angelicacajalne16@gmail.com

Raydan Tangwayan

July 25, General Santos City
Mindanao Youth for Mental Health Coalition
dansoy.tangwayan@gmail.com

Aldwin Clark Fiesta

October 19, Cotabato City
Responsible Young Leaders Organization
etechc.fiesta@gmail.com

Shania Ashley Dejarme

June 24, Davao City
SAMAHAN Department of Advocacies and Campaigns
shaniadejarme@gmail.com

Dechelle Escamillan

January 24, Marawi
Student Action Force- MSU Marawi Chapter
dechelleescamillan24@gmail.com

Janaton Macaborod

October 7, Marawi City
CMYM INC.
janatonmacaborod@gmail.com

Jeno Rey Baring

August 29, Iligan City
Access- PYLP Alumni Association Inc.
baringjr8599@gmail.com

Ruel Pugoy

July 5, Isulan
Isulan National High School Peace Education
ruelpugoy2000@gmail.com

Abdulbasir Endong

November 25, Cotabato City
USM Campus Ambassador
endongbashyr@gmail.com

Nushaiva Basri

March 16, Isabela
AFS Basilan Community
nushaivahanapibasri@gmail.com

Chris Jhon Benedict Rosario

December 10, Isulan
rosariochrisjhon@gmail.com

Jan Rey Castillo

January 3, Esperanza
janreycastillo795@gmail.com

UP2Youth TECH CAMP 2

June 24-28, 2019
Hotel Koresco, Cagayan de Oro City

Alhakim Haman

January 9, Cagayan de Oro City
Student Action Force
alhakimhaman@gmail.com

Eurace Jake Abañeta

June 25, Iligan
1st Special Action Battalion
ejabaneta@gmail.com

Jay Escalamado

May 18, Agusan del Norte
boyjaja@yahoo.com.ph

Lennie Pancho

June 2, Hinatuan
Student Action Force
lenniepancho9@gmail.com

Salak Reskie

June 22, Marawi City
Ranao Youth Tanggol Kaliksan
reskiesalahudden@gmail.com

Pepe Lobitos

September 7, Cabadbaran City
samanthafedelis123@gmail.com

Lea Palaran

February 14, Bislig
Student Action Force
leapalaran5@gmail.com

Analyn Iraji

September 9, Jolo
Student Action Force - MSU Sulu Chapter
shaniadejarme@gmail.com

Leonides Cadacio Jr.

April 19, Poblacion Malangas
Student Action Force - Malangas Chapter
leonidescadacio19@gmail.com

Wishamae Intol

April 27, Malangas
CMYM INC.
wishamae.intol@gmail.com

Jurilyn Mamayabay

May 14, Hinatuan
Student Action Force
Jurilyn1436@gmail.com

Marsima Cambotok

August 22, Lamitan
Student Action Forcer
MarsCambotok@gmail.com

Sharif Hasan Aguinaldo

December 3, Tawi-Tawi
Student Action Force Tawi-Tawi Chapter
sharifaguinaldo@gmail.com

Jerwito Yakit

October 9, Hinatuan
Student Action Force - Hinatuan Chapter
jerwitosongalla@gmail.com