Posts Tagged ‘Manos Unidas’

Children’s Camp 2017 in Tairan, Basilan

In line with the 25th National Children’s month celebration on November, Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI), in partnership with Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA), Kinder Not Hilfe (KNH) and other organizations; Philippine Information Agency in Basilan, Red Cross of the Philippines, Isabela Water District, International Rotary Club, and Department of Education conducted a three (3) days Children’s Peace Camp on November 24-26, 2017, held at Barangay Tairan, Lantawan Basilan, with the theme: “Bata, Iligtas sa Droga at Terrorista”. There are 184 children, 15 youth facilitators and 26 teachers participants from three (3) municipalities of Basilan namely; Akbar, Lantawan and Maluso.

 

The activity focused on “Peace-Building Advocacy “ which aims to strengthen awareness on environmental issues, enhance their skills and talent through arts and to deepen children’s understanding on children’s rights.

 

Mr. Rene V. Carbayas, Information Center Manager, PIA-Basilan served as resource speaker on ASEAN integration on the first day of the camp. He also challenged the children to listen and to open their minds and heart in realization happening nowadays.

 

Children were clustered into four (4) thematic sessions namely; Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Life support or First Aid Training, Arts and Crafts, Sing and Dance, and Stress Debriefing Sessions. Each thematic session were participated by pupils of different participating schools. The purpose of doing this is to make sure that each pupil will have the idea, additional skills, and knowledge of the thematic sessions and also used their talent and skills to advocate Peace. The children camp was also packed with team-building activities such as children amazing peace race in order to test and strengthen their camaraderie, communication, endurance and agility. During solidarity night the children showcased their hidden talents. 

 

Present during the Talent Presentation were  Ms. Deddette L. Suacito, Executive Director of Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI), Ms. Aleli Almodovar, Manager of Isabela Water District, LT,Col. Andrew B. Bacala Jr.,Commander of 4th Special Forces Batalion, Capt. Ronald G. Odchimar, CMO officer 104 Brigade & Company, Hon. Carlito M. Suela,Barangay Chairman-Tairan, Lantawan, Hon. Ustadz Patta Lazaro, Municipal Councilor-Lantawan Municipality, Mr. Haber Bebio, Principal of Pamucalin Elementary School, and Mr. Protosendo Rago, Principal of Switch Yakal Elementary School. (Ayara Jaimin/Nagdilaab Foundation Inc.)

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Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning Orientation for PWD in Basilan

There are thirty (30) participants who attended the Human Rights Advocacy on Responsible Parenthood and family planning Orientation for Persons with Disability. Held at Querexeta Formation Center, Isabela City Basilan., last November 28, 2017. It was  initiated by Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. in coordination with the City Government of Isabela and Commission On Population (POPCOM)-Region IX.

 

Ms. Jesielyn O. Puno, City population and Management Development Officer (CPMDO) rendered her warmed welcome message and provided the rationale of the program with the objectives: to provide Responsible Parenthood- Family Planning, Adolescent Health and Development and other program information to parents of adolescent, children and directly to differently-able adolescents and to elicit vital inputs from PWDs and Senior Citizens participating in the different activities in the identification of their specific reproductive health needs in order to recommend effective measures and interventions in meeting them.

 

Mr. Ferwin S. Sanchez, Persons with Disability (PWD) President-Isabela City, Basilan. Discussed the Law on Republic Act No. 9442- An act providing for the Rehabilitation, Self-Development and Self-Reliance of Disabled Person and their Integration. He stated his reason why he need to discussed the Republic Act No. 9442 for the people with disability. First, he want an openness and awareness to the Rights of PWD. Second to encouraged PWD for their Self-Development and Self-Reliance.

 

In connection to the Human Rights for the PWD, Ms. Gemma Casas-Paculio, the PWD Sector-Vice President, Isabela City, Basilan also discussed and explained briefly the Law on Republic Act No. 10754- An act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability. She quoted that “in reality and in other eyes, PWD like us our useless and incapable of everything” some people tend to discriminating us anywhere, but don’t take it as the balk to developed our self, instead take it as a challenge perhaps we have the Rights and privileged in this world. Although were incapable in some part but were still capable in different way, wherein able person cannot, nothing possible if GOD permit (sic)”

 

Ms. Jesielyn O. Puno, also imparted the topic entitled Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning Orientation”. She expressed that nurturing and caring for PWD was not an easy task, but parents must be forbearance, patience and responsible to provide good future.

 

Afterwards, the participants came into realizations to stand firmly for their rights and strengthen and develop their self-esteem and self development. Ms. Zabala thanked the three speakers for their wholehearted inputs on the Rights of PWD. At the end of the program,PWDs received toiletries and energy drinks. (Ayara Jaimin/Nagdilaab Foundation Inc.)

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PEACEWorks September to October

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Photo Feature: 2nd General Barangay Assembly in Barangay Guisao

Hon. Miguel Arquiza, Barangay Chairman-Guisao presented the Barangay Accomplishments or projects implemented for 2017 such as the reconstruction of a bridge, slope protection, school building for the Elementary and the on-going construction of the Drainage Canal. He also presented future projects suchs as Barangay Hall Stage and Covered Court to be utilized during big Barangay events such as the General Assemblies, with the help of Congressman Dalipe and also the Covered court. Hon. Arquiza also shared the project implemented by Partner NGO, ROOF-Zabida with BLGUs and the sectoral groups wherein he emphasized the big role and help that Roof Zabida provided to the sectoral group specially to the Barangay Officials. (Khamar Amsain/ROOF)

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