Children’s Summer Peace Camp 2018

Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation (PAZ), gathered more than 60 children in a Summer Camp that took place last May 22 to May 24, 2018 at Our Lady of Pilar Retreat House and Formation Center, Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City. In its journey for Sustainable Peace through Youth Empowerment, the Children’s Summer Peace Camp 2018 was organized to teach the participants the value of Leadership, Teamwork, and Responsiblity through various activities.

The camp activities consists of team effort and creative arts such as Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Journalism. It is aimed that the Children will be able to explore their skills, engage with their fellow participants and their young adult facilitators, take action, and emphasizing responsibility of being part of a team.

In an official post of PAZ as the Camp ended, “learning and practicing peace as inward love, creative expression and outward service, and creating a meaningful connections with others and themselves through touching their personal well being as a child.” (PAZ)

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Kinaiyahan Housing New Community Leaders and Developments

The Kinaiyahan Housing is the 4th Housing Community of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), a ZABIDA member-organization. It is also the Housing Project under the 2nd Convenio Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas. Last December of 2017, 80 household beneficiaries received the keys to their respective units. 

On April 8 of this year, an eelection of officers for the new community took place in Barangay Sinunuc, Zamboanga City. The new set of officers from community President down to PIO are coming from the different associations of K4. The election of officers was supervised by KKI project staff and assisted by ZABIDA housing staff.

On the other hand, the site development continues as heavy equipment are working double time in clearing the major and minor roads within the housing construction site for easy, convenient and passable roads for the beneficiaries and visitors of Kinaiyahan Eco-Village. Filling materials are being transported away from the construction site to loosen areas that were used as temporary stockpile area for filing materials (recreation area of K4) and other areas where construction is still on-going.

With the rainy season coming up, the developers are continually constructing the drainage system to ease the flow of rainy water within the community. As well as, the slope protection construction in the village is on-going wherein the areas identified as critical areas are immediately mitigated and addressed to safely secure of the community in terms of soil erosion and possible landslides. (Dexter Rondovio/ZABIDA)


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NFI participates in World Earth Day celebration

Last April 19 of this year, NFI joined the celebration of World Earth Day 2018 through Tree Planting activity in Barangay Taberlongan and a Mangrove Planting at Calang Kapisahan Taberlongan Maluso, Basilan. The Activity also Re-launched the Anti illegal Logging Campaign, participated by the different line agencies of Basilan Province. (Ayara Jaimin/NFI)

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Photo: ZABIDA pariticipates in the Philippine Good Governance Summit

Six (6) of ZABIDA’s Youth Leaders and Young Professionals were sent to participate in this year’s Philippine Good Governance Summit organized by the students of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG). Around 300 active Youth Leaders from different institutions in the Philippines were convened to learn from honorable Resource Speakers in the fields of Education, Public Service, Policy-Making, Governance, Gender and Development and Human Rights. 

Their participation will help them further develop ZABIDA’s Youth Development Programs for both In-School and Out-of-School Youth. ZABIDA participants were Leo Christopher Gaspar, Project Staff for Human Rights Advocacy Campaign, Albert “Bobert” Putong, Program Staff for School-Based Culture of Peace, Jobel Henesy Foliente, Program Staff for MYDev, Deorenzie Frances Carreon, ZABIDA-RPMO Communications Officer and volunteers Egidio Muriedas of Brent College and Angelika Hupida of Ateneo de Zamboanga University. 

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