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25 young leaders complete OURmindaNOW Tech Camp 4

Twenty-five young leaders from SOCCSKSARGEN and BARMM completed the five-day OURmindaNOW Tech Camp 4, Equal Access International’s youth empowerment program, from January 31 to February 4, 2022 in General Santos City.  For five days, participants got to immerse and understand better the concepts of peace and conflict, and violent extremism through interactive activities and group…

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BYC, MSU-Maguindanao are Kutawato regional messaging hub co-hosts

The OURmindaNOW Messaging Hub (MH) continues to expand its network after the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) and Mindanao State University (MSU) – Maguindanao, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) as co-hosts of the Kutawato Messaging Hub (MH) on January 18, 2022, at the Pagana Royal Hall, Cotabato City.  Heads of the parties involved led in the signing ceremony, with Chairperson Marjanie S. Mimbantas Macasalong, Ph.D of BYC, Chancellor Bai Hejira…

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CSOs, youth groups, BARMM ministries’ reps express support in institutionalizing peace ed

COTABATO CITY, PHILIPPINES- In a one-day forum and sharing session dubbed as the Honest Conversations of Peace (HCP), more than 20 representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), youth groups and government ministries in BARMM, expressed and urged the education sector to include peace education as part of the basic curriculum on January 18, 2022, in Cotabato City. This is the second HCP hosted by Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) which focused on Preventing Violent…

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Odette-hit MisOr communities receive relief assistance from EAI-PH, OURmindaNOW Messaging Hub

Four hundred (400) families in Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental received relief assistance (food and non-food items) from EAI-Philippines and OURmindaNOW Messaging Hub on December 30, 2021. These families were displaced when #TyphoonOdette (Rai) brought heavy torrential rains and violent winds affecting more than seven provinces in Mindanao and Visayas on December 16, 2021. In the province…

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Davao OURmindaNOW messaging hub host leads Pakighinabi online forum on ‘Moro killings in South Cotabato’

As a response to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Resolution No. 80, Davao Messaging Hub host, Ateneo de Davao State University’s (ADDU) Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia and its partners, gathered more than 200 individuals to a forum dubbed as Pakighinabi, a multi-sectoral dialogue on the series of Moro…

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‘OURmindaNOW’ radio program to go back on air in August

‘Mabusising talakayan, mga isyu’y pag-uusapan. Mapayapang Mindanao. Let’s make it NOW. It’s OURmindaNOW!’ Rings a bell? The one-hour radio magazine program produced by Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) will once again go on air this August 2021 after it concluded the 24-episode pilot  in December 2019. Through the EAI-PH-implemented Communities and Schools Leading in the Fight…

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EAI-PH alum receive grants through ‘Lingap PhilKOFA para sa MindanaONE’ initiative

Four EAI-PH (Equal Access International-Philippines) alumni received funding from the Lingap PhilKOFA para sa MindanaONE project of the Philippine KOICA Fellows Association, Inc. (PhilKOFA). This initiative seeks to support community-based projects centered on sustainable peace and development for people in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA). Dr. Christine Yambao of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU)…

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Lanao youth showcase hack solutions, Team CircA bags first prize

Ten teams composed of young men and women from Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte provinces competed for the Hack4YOUth, a virtual peace hackathon event held on April 20-22, 2021 to develop digital technology-based initiatives to help the plight of internally displaced families and the rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi City. Initiatives developed spanned from sustainable…

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Across Mindanao: EAI PH Tech Camp alum carry Kabataang Payapa Network banner

“Connected young peace influencers across Mindanao.”  This is one of the many outcomes of the Mindanao-wide Tech Camp program that Equal Access International (EAI) is implementing in the Philippines. This became more evident when the twelve (12) Tech Camp alumni under the Kabataang Payapa Network (KPN) started their re-echo activities in March 2021.  Noting the importance of collaboration, EAI encourages Tech Camp Alumni to work together and tap on each other’s potential in order to complement…

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From the storybox: A message to not normalize ‘rido’

“We must start being conscious of our reality.”  Nurjehan Dimacangun, a student and youth leader from Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, urges fellow young people and community members to start thinking critically and put in mind the importance of achieving lasting peace and a safer environment.   Growing up, Nurjehan admits being an introvert but is unafraid of speaking the truth. She highlights peace as one…