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Organization: ACCESS PHILIPPINE YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC.
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Postal address of organization/institution

Midsayap
North Cotabato 9410
Philippines

E-mail address of organization/institution

pylpglobalnetwork@gmail.com

Website address of organization/institution

none

Telephone of organization/institution

+639187681478

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND SOLIDARITY

TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE

PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - training and development

US Embassy Manila -

International Visitor's Program Foundation (IVP-Philippines) - trainings and seminars, youth development

International Training Office (ITO) Northern Illinois University - training and development of alumni

Bishops Ulama Conference (BUC) - Culture, Peace and Development, inter-ethnic dialogue

Mindanao Tripartite Youth Core (MTYC) - youth development, tri-people dialogue, peace and development

Southern Christian College, Community Education, Research and Extension Administration - peace and development, advocacy

SCC, College of Extension and Community Development, youth development, trainings and seminars, peace and development advocacy

Kalihukan Mindanaw - youth development, volunteerism, advocacy, peacebuilding

Notre Dame of Kidapawan College (Peace Center) - peace and advocacy

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

Undertake Training & Education initiatives in advancing contextual education as suitable instrument against ignorance, as effective tool in promoting just-peace and social justice, and as efficient change agent; in promoting dialogue and greater mutual understanding among the peoples in Mindanao; and in enhancing strategies and tools for conflict resolution, transformation, tolerance, respect for diversity, and inter-ethnic understanding.

Embark on Advocacy & Campaign activities by organizing advocate groups in educational institutions and in communities reachable by the influence of the members; develop community activism and volunteerism as component of community service; raise public awareness and participation in peace efforts; and encourage social mobilization in promoting community peace.

- Inter-ethnic Dialogue and Conflict Resolution seminars and trainings conducted by the alumni in their respective locality all-over Mindanao;
- Conduct "Operation Shoebox,"  giving out/distribution of school supplies, used clothing etc to deprived primary pupils in marginalized localities initiated by local alumni in their respective areas.
- conduct dialogues, forum and seminar workshops to uphold understanding, tolerance and respect among the youth from different ethnic background to forge solidarity.
- peace camps in the different part of Mindanao;
- teambuilding among youth and

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

the organization has worked loosely in the past year, as the group finally organized itself, we look forward for a concerted effort and a synergy of activities that will be more efficient and effective in therms of our delivery of services.

The involvement of youth in peace and development initiative has opened a new venue of openness and solidarity among young people.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

financial constraints and geographical location

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

strategic planning,
strengthen communication network

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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