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
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. 

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

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