Empowering 900 Filipino Youth in Peace Building

by Service For Peace

Summary

Partner with department of education in a pilot program where 900 schoolchildren of Christian and Muslim background will learn skills in peace building and conflict prevention through service-learning
$35,000
total goal
$34,010
remaining
23
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, has a 63% Christian majority and 32% Muslim population resulting in many violent conflicts due to misunderstanding. We are partnering with the 10th education district in the Philippines to start a pilot project for implementing our peace curriculum in the educational program to promote inter-religious understanding and raise schoolchildren as peacemakers, benefiting the 900 student population in the school.

Solution

Renovate a building in the school to create a library involving students as volunteers, organize trainings for the whole community; Create a student service club; equip the library with educational materials and computers.

Long-Term Impact

Our extracurricular program will develop service clubs that will then become the basis for a volunteer and peace movement. The model will be applied to all schools in the 10th district and eventually nationwide, impacting on a national scale.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.serviceforpeace.org
Background on Mindanao, Philippines – Project Area

Organization Information

Service For Peace

Location: Bridgeport, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.serviceforpeace.org
Project Leader:
Kaori Phillips
Director-Resource Development
Bridgeport, CT United States

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