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
Mar 3, 2014

Your Donation, Our Impact

Jalanie (in blue cap) with Typhoon survivors
Jalanie (in blue cap) with Typhoon survivors

Your donation to our project doesn't just help for a week, a month or a year. Its effect will last for years and years. How? This is how…

KI alumni, Alicia Pandapatan (volunteer in 2008), Jalanie Pangalian (2009) and Ashary Dimacor (2009) are now making a difference in reaching Yolanda (typhoon Haiyan) affected communities in the eleven municipalities of Eastern Samar. They are all working for separate organizations. Ash being a Senior Community Organizer from Community and Family Services International (CFSI), Jalanie is a Field Associate from United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Alicia is a Field Monitor Assistant for World Food Programme.They all based in Guiuan in Eastern Samar, where the Typhoon first hit.

Previously, these young people have been able to utilize their skills developed during their volunteering to assist in the response Typhoons Washi and Bopha in Mindanao. This experience has now proved invaluable in the response to this devastating Typhoon. Jajanie remarked " Our experience of being young Muslim professional volunteers through Kapamagogopa Inc. is definitely our strongest asset in defeating challenges that humanitarian workers and volunteers usually encounter. We were equipped by KI.

One of the goals of our project is that our alumni continue to work for peace and development long after they have finished their year of volunteering. Many of our volunteers continue to do so and the achievement by these three is a great boost to impact of our project. Please help us to train more young people like Ash, Jal and Alicia who can then go on to help their fellow Filipinos.

Jalanie distributing aid to Typhoon survivirs
Jalanie distributing aid to Typhoon survivirs
Ash organizing aid distribution
Ash organizing aid distribution
Dec 5, 2013

KI volunteers respond to Haiyan

Ash distributes relief in Northern Cebu
Ash distributes relief in Northern Cebu

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Mindanao was mercifully spared from the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan. However, KI volunteers, Ash and Nafisah placed at Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme (GVSP) in Cebu City, have been working hard with the relief effort. GVSP works with the Deaf and other people with disability, in times of disaster this group of people are often even more marginalized. GVSP has been delivering relief and psychosocial support to those in need and their families in Northern Cebu and surrounding islands where the aid response has been limited.

Ash has been working on the distribution of aid and translating signing to the hearing whilst Nafisah has been in charge of managing the donations and helping with the monumental task of organizing the logistics to procure and distribute the relief goods.

The areas affected are almost 100% Christian and so the sight of a Muslim helping their fellow Filipinos in the Visayas can only help to break down the barriers between them.

We also can report that previous KI volunteers are working as staff for the big International aid agencies in Tacloban and other areas in Leyte and Samar. This demonstrates how our project impacts in the long term. Our volunteers carry their experience and skills with them for life, empowering them to affect change in society not only when they are volunteers but for many years after.

Thank you for your support

Mariam


Nafisah managing the relief goods
Nafisah managing the relief goods
Ash with her Christian counterparts delivering aid
Ash with her Christian counterparts delivering aid
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. 

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