Eleven journeys unfolded during the year-long run of the first batch of Equal Access International Philippines’ Peace Promotion Fellowship Program. Each encountered hurdles and triumphs. Each took the chance to inspire a lasting courage. Read their stories here: https://issuu.com/equalaccessph/docs/inspiring_courage_digital_ppf_stories_eai.ph Click the cover to download the copy!

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Among the new addition of Equal Access International Philippines’ (EAI) Tech Camp alumni are the 12 individuals from select regions in Mindanao who completed the five-day session on peacebuilding and youth empowerment from December 14-18, 2020 in Cagayan de Oro City.  Adjusting to the new normal, EAI Philippines implemented a blended learning approach through online and face-to-face discussion with invited resource speakers from and outside Mindanao.   The…

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For Sittie Rheham Farouq, a college student and emerging young leader from General Santos City, discrimination is a peace and security issue that she observes in the community.   “Discrimination has been in the past, present and will be in the future if no serious action is taken. Discrimination in any way overmatches peace, development, and justice, not just to people…

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The Provincial Government of Sarangani and the SOX (SOCCSKSARGEN) Messaging Hub culminated the week-long Mindanao Week of Peace by hosting an awarding ceremony with its partner organizations in peace and development on December 12, 2020 at LEX Forum, General Santos City.   The SOX Messaging Hub first awarded their partners who have significantly contributed to its various engagement and have helped in strengthening the hub…

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In its desire to push for peace advocacy despite the hurdles posed by the pandemic, Equal Access International (EAI) Philippines’ OURmindaNOW (OMN) Digital Tech Camp successfully conducted its closing ceremony last December 5, 2020. Twenty-eight young leaders from the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur completed the four-week online training that was made through EAI Philippines’ collaboration with Plan International’s USAID-funded Marawi Response Project.  From…

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Mindanaoan cultural artists brought the week of peace celebration more vibrance by showcasing their crafts through an online show dubbed as “Obrang Kalinaw (Peace): The Mindanaoan Cultural Artists as Peace Influencers”, on November 30, 2020. The virtual event was a collaborative effort by the regional messaging hubs of the OURmindaNOW that featured artists Janaria Magancong…

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With the ongoing global pandemic placing grassroots communities vulnerable, IYoudahan launches the Seeds of Hope project for the youth of Barangay Kasanyangan, Zamboanga City by creating community-based psychosocial support and learning sessions. In the hopes of cultivating peace for the orphaned children of Barangay Kasanyangan in Zamboanga City, EAI-PH alumni and Olive Peace Prize Winner…

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“The Abu Sayyaf are there and the people are war freaks. Gunfights are everywhere,” said Jaime Salva, when asked what assumptions he’s heard of about Mindanao.  According to Jaime, the media and the government have played a big factor in giving the people of Luzon the image of how Mindanao is a place full of…

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Mindanao State University-General Santos City has just appointed Dr. Jovar Pantao as the new director of the Institute for Peace and Development (IPDM), the host institution of the SOX (SOCCSKSARGEN) Messaging Hub. Dr. Pantao officially took the position in October 2020 after he finished his term as the chairperson of the university’s Bachelor of Elementary…

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