Kapamagogopa Incorporated

Mission: A Muslim organization that works with partner organizations for the attainment of peaceful, self-reliant, multicultural and well developed communities through advocacy and volunteering. Organizational goals: Foster a better understanding and mutual respect between and amongst various cultures and faiths Mobilize skilled Muslims to promote effectively volunteering for peace and development in service of Muslim and non-Muslim communities
Sep 12, 2013

Postcard from GlobalGiving's Visit

The following is an e-postcard from Zamil Akhtar, a GlobalGiving Representative in the Philippines:

Teamwork and critical thinking were emphasized during KI’s volunteer boot camp. Not every volunteer is selected; a rigorous process excludes those who are not motivated or lack ingenuity. I doubted I would be able to pass after hearing the volunteers discuss a practice question that had to do with saving lives on a sinking ship. But those who do pass go on to do great things: many of the former volunteers are now working for major NGO’s. There’s no doubt this program is life changing for these volunteers; it is also hoped that these volunteers will help foment peace in a troubled region. 

Jul 17, 2013

Project Update July 2013

Candidates undergoing assessment on July 16 2013
Candidates undergoing assessment on July 16 2013

Dear Friends and Supporters

Ramadam Kareem

We are now in the month of Ramadan but KI staff and volunteers are not slowing down their hectic schedule. KI has begun the selection process of the next group of 10 volunteers who will make up the 8th Batch. Over 80 young people from across Mindanao applied to our program. After an initial pre-screening the number of candidates was reduced to 28. These candidates are currently undergoing a tough one-day assessment so that the final 10 volunteers can be selected. They will then receive 4 weeks of development training before being placed in the host organizations in early September.

KI has also been training some of its Alumni volunteers to become selectors for the assessment process. This is part of our long term goal that all functions of the program are carried out by our former youth volunteers

Your donations are vital to the continuation of the project. We run a streamlined organization, keeping our operating costs to a bare minimum, so that we can train as many volunteers as possible.

Thank you again for your support

Mariam

Assessment Day July 16 2013
Assessment Day July 16 2013
Apr 19, 2013

KI wins top UN award

Mariam Barandia receiving the award
Mariam Barandia receiving the award

KI is very excited to share with our supporters that our project was recognized by a top award.  Our Muslm Youth Volunteering program won 4th place at 2012 Intercultural Innovation award in Vienna, Austria which were announced in February 2013. KI hopes to use the award to expand the program into new areas of Mindanao and to run a pilot project in other partsof the Philippines.

The coveted international Award is part of an unprecedented partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. Designed to contribute towards social stability and economic growth in multicultural societies, the Award is given to innovative grassroots projects promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding.

The award ceremony was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who announced the winners of the 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award. President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Incoming United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Mr. Bill McAndrews, Vice President Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications, BMW Group, presented the Award. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Placido Domingo was also in attendance to congratulate all the winners.

“I commend the leadership shown by the BMW Group in supporting this Award and the projects that are being recognized” stated the Secretary-General. “The creative solutions being showcased tonight hold lessons for all communities and for organizations such as the United Nations.”

Awardees benefit from customized expertise and resources of both the BMW Group and the UNAOC in the areas of public relations, fundraising, staff planning and marketing.

For more information on the award please go to http://www.interculturalinnovation.org

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