TPBPM’s Peace Education efforts acknowledged during the Marawi Week of Peace
Marawi City| May 24, 2018 – A day after the first year commemoration of the Marawi Siege, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) was recognized during the closing program of Masa’a Kalilintad sa Marawi, Marawi Week of Peace, an effort spearheaded by Joint Task Force (JTF) Bangon Marawi. TPBPM was among the five organizations who were given the award by the security sector, including Tarlac Heritage, Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Action Against Hunger and Balay Mindanao.
The organization was commended for their continuous efforts during the siege and in helping in the rehabilitation process through conducting different peace education sessions for children and youth.
With the hope to radiate light through sharing positivity, hope, love and peace, two (2) days after the tragic incident in Marawi, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) launched the #WEAREONEWITHMARAWI Campaign that engaged people from all walks of life to help our brothers and sisters affected by the crisis in Marawi. TPBPM also ventured into numerous initiatives that cater to their needs especially with the needs of children. From conducting Peace Education Sessions in far-flung municipalities of Malabang, Tamparan, Lumba-Bayabao with an integration of Psychosocial Care, to the distribution of Hope Kits to children.
Through the help of trained I TEACH PEACE Facilitators from Lanao, of whom some are also Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) ‘bakwits’ and security sector personnel, known as the Hijab Troopers; TPBPM aspires to reach and teach peace to children and capacitate various stakeholders of the society to help institutionalize peace education, which all the more is needed for a strategic way of securing peace on a stronger and more sustainable foundation.
With fervent hope, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement working alongside with various stakeholders is committed to helping build a peaceful and resilient Islamic City of Marawi. Indeed and truly, we are, and we will always be one with Marawi.
Soteya Trasadas is a graduate of International Studies Major in International Politics Minor in Peace Studies from Miriam College. She is currently a member of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement’s (TPBPM) Management Team as a Program Associate and one of the organization’s Lead Trainers. She is also a part of TPBPM’s Core Team particularly in the field of Secretariat, Communications and Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting.