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
Jan 28, 2016

KI wins National Award

Mariam being presented with SOV award
Mariam being presented with SOV award

Dear friends and supporters,

As we begin a new year, I would like to give my warm wishes to you all and a big thank you to all of you who helped our program during in 2015. Your donations contributed to the training and placement of our 10th Batch of Youth Volunteers for Peace. Since beginning their placements in September 2015, the 9 volunteers, consisting of 6 women and 3 men, have already helped to improve the lives of around 1,900 people. Also be aware, that through your donations, you are helping to improve the lives of young people from Mindanao and to reduce some of the factors that are drivers for conflict here in the Southern Philippines.
We are delighted to announce that KI won the "Search for Outstanding Volunteer - Organizational Category", given by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) during the Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) 2015 Awarding Ceremony held last 10 December 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Manila.

The SOV is an annual activity that aims to recognize the work and good practices of Filipino volunteers across the nation in building strong communities. Volunteers in several categories were recognized chosen from among 78 contenders from all parts of the country.

Although KI has won several international awards, it is the first time KI's work and its volunteers have been recognized nationally and we are truly honoured by the award. Preceding this, KI also received the award for Regional Qualifier to the 2015 SOV Organization Category. The award is in recognition of KI's exemplary and outstanding contributions in the socio-economic development of the region and for being an instrument of hope and inspiration to the youth through volunteerism.
We are proud to see the work of our volunteers recognized by our nation and you should also feel proud that you donation helped to achieve this.

Thank you for your support

Mariam

Regional award presentation
Regional award presentation
SOV acceptance speech
SOV acceptance speech
Oct 27, 2015

More young people working for peace

Launch of 10th Batch of KI  volunteers
Launch of 10th Batch of KI volunteers

Dear friends and supporters,

In 2014...
9,526 people benefited from the peacebuilding activities of our volunteers in the Philippines

In 2015, with your help, we have been able to train another group of young women and men to become advocates for peace. The nine volunteers, made up of 6 Women and 3 Men, were selected from over 150 applicants last June. They were then given 5 weeks of intensive training in basic peace building and development during July and August.

To mark the beginning of their year-long volunteering experience, a launching ceremony was held on 25th August 2015 at MarRos Cocina, Iligan City. The ceremony was attended by the volunteers' families, KI alumni volunteers, Host Partner organizations, KI Board of Trustees, and other distinguished guests. They are the 10th Batch of KI Muslim Youth Volunteers to work for Peace and Development in Mindanao and Visayas regions of the Philippines.

The volunteers began their placements on 1st September 2015. Examples of the areas of work are: Assisting the deaf community in the Visayas with their advocacies; helping to set up a women's group in the poorest area of Mindanao; assisting in projects empowering Indigenous Peoples living in the hinterlands. We will bring you their stories over the coming year.

Thank you again for your support

Mariam

Hanah (Standing) working with reading facilitators
Hanah (Standing) working with reading facilitators
Oct 1, 2015

Thank you for your support

Disaster conciousness training for children
Disaster conciousness training for children

Dear Friends and Supporters,

This is the final report as the project ended on 30 September 2015. I am sure you are aware that there is still so much work still to be done in helping the survivors to fully recover, and I urge you to continue to support other worthwhile projects on Global Giving.

So what did you help us to achieve in helping over the last year?

To meet with the changing need our project changed focus shifting from relief to building disaster resilience so that the survivors would be better prepared to withstand future natural disasters.

We were able to train and place five youth volunteers from Mindanao to work for one year to help their fellow Filipinos. Aidah and Mei-Mei worked in Tacloban with Eastern Visayas Network; in Cebu, Bolkia and Mami with Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme and Nene with Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail.

  • Contributed over 7500 hours of volunteer work
  • Helped 3,471 People: (2,050 Female;1,421 Male) including 551 people with disability ( 323F; 228M)
  • Some examples of their work;

• Conducted psychosocial activities and distributed school supplies to 108 children affected in San Remegio, North  Cebu.
• Consultation with 137 children and youth from 4 Municipalities of Leyte about Disaster and Risk Reduction activities and identify potential Adolescent Team Educators (ATEs) on Disaster and Risk Reduction.
• Workshop-Training of Deaf Disaster Assistance Team-Disaster Risk Reduction (DDAT-DRR) for the deaf.
• Conducted 6 Psychosocial activities for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte and Samar
• Assisted in the training of a total of 66 Civil Society Organization‘champions’ from both Leyte and Samar provinces in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
• Disaster and Risk Reduction Training and First Aid Training and orientation of the Deaf in Cebu
• Disaster Preparedness activity to 200 children residing in the red light district of Cebu City

Thank you for you invaluable support

Mariam

 

 

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