Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. is a member-organization of ZABIDA that works for Peace and Development in Zamboanga City with the Youth and Young Professionals.
As part of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan, Inc.’s (KKI) program support in Participatory Governance, they turned-over six (6) Singer Sewing Machines to the Sectoral Group of Barangay Sta. Maria. Their logistical support is entitled “SWIFPLY GARMENT” (SWIFPLY stands for Senior citizen, Women, Indigenous people, Farmer, PWD, LGBTQ and Youth Garment).
The turn-over took place at the Barangay Hall of Sta. Maria last March 9. Present during the turn-over were the sectoral groups member, Sta. Maria council member headed by the punong barangay Hon. Los Eli Angeles, Ms. Mary Albee Amores of ZABIDA, KKI Staff and Ms. Jessica del Olmo of Manos Unidas. The Logisitcal Support is from the Convenio 2 Project supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Development Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas of Spain. (Sosimo Eyas, Jr. RSW)
Katilingban Sa Kalambuang, Inc. (KKI) provided Gardening Tools to Barangay Sinubong last January of year 2017 as its Logistical Support. One year later, KKI monitors the movement of the vegetable garden dubbed as “Bahay Kubo” of the Barangay. The garden tools, as a logistical support, helps the Farmers Sector to cultivate its planted vegetables. Last March 7, KKI conducted a monitoring and evaluation on how are the garden tools utilized which was just in time for the harvesting of the Bell Pepper. The Logistical Support is a program support under the Convenio 2 Program supported by the Spanish Cooperation for International Government Agency (AECID) and Manos Unidas through ZABIDA. (Sossimo Eyas Jr., RSW)
CSO Federation for Poverty Reduction gathers to map out its future plans last February19, 2018 in Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
The Federation of Zamboanga City Civil Society Organizations, Inc. (FZCCSOI) was organized and legitimized in 2017 and recognized by city government be the Working CSO group in monitoring the Implemented and unimplemented BUB Projects and Non BUB projects under the City with continuously empowering the sectors of Women, IDPs, Fisher folks, Farmers, Youth, Children, PWD, Informal Settlers, Workers and Informal sector, Senior Citizen.
The Assembly aimed to strengthen the involvement of the Civil Society Organizations in its fight towards Poverty Reduction using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a guide in there long term plans also basing on the Community Base Monitoring System SDG indicators in Zamboanga City.
With the current leadership of ZABIDA through its Executive Director and the utmost support of the City Government, the members of the Federation are confident to pursue their plans towards Poverty Reduction.
ZABIDA is an Non-Government Organization and a consortium of four (4) independent Non-Profit Organizations namely Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization, Inc., Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc., Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc., and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc., all operating in Zamboanga City and Basilan empowering communities towards human security through Participatory Governance, Peace and Development and Human Rights Advocacy Campaign. The organization implements the Convenio Project within the region through the support of the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) and the Manos Unidas. (Leo Christopher Gaspar/ZABIDA)