Ms. Dee Dimaisip Bat-og has been mentoring a group of young farmers belonging to the Moro and Indigenous Peoples. They dreamt of starting a social entrepreneurial initiative through coffee. They organized themselves and formed PeaceCreed Philippines. They found it best to learn social entrepreneurship and quality coffee production framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles. They called PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Coffee For Peace to help them.
The local government leaders of six key North Cotabato municipalities in Central Mindanao supported their initiative and appointed representatives to learn the PBCI-CFP approach in producing world-class quality coffee, framed in the values of peace theology–that is, harmony with the Creator; harmony with one’s being; harmony with others; and, harmony with the creation.
Last 07-08 February 2019, the representatives of those six North Cotabato municipalities, along with Ms. Dee and leaders of PeaceCreed Philippines, went through the initial training at the PeaceBuilders Inclusive Development Learning Center in Managa, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.
We’re hoping that this would be the beginning of a possible partnership between PBCI-CFP and the six North Cotabato municipalities through the bridging leadership of Ms. Dee and the PeaceCreed Philippines.
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