We call her Tala — the Pilipino term for star. Tala comes from the Kalinga Tribe, one of the indigenous peoples in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines. She serves concurrently as the PAR Community Development Director of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Coffee For Peace, Inc. She has been with us since 2011 working with indigenous peoples, church leaders, and youth in implementing Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Programs. She’s a graduate of the University of the Philippines in Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She's now studying at Eastern Mennonite University—Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. She will be finishing the course Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation from SY-2018 to SY-2020.
26 – 27 Aug 2022. The Talaandig Indigenous People’s community in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon, finished the first of two social entrepreneurship workshops which was jointly facilitated by Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), led by Dr. Jinky Bornales, and the Inclusive Development Team of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Coffee for Peace (PBCI-CFP IncluDev Team). With the cultural guidance and leadership of Datu Migketay “Vic” Saway, the seminar-workshop focused on generating Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) that can be used in their social enterprise ventures. The participants also identified the products that they want to develop as social enterprises.
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Coffee For Peace (CFP) and the Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) are working together to generate new knowledge on environmental protection and social transformation.
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Usually, when we give this kind of training, the participants say it is for additional income. But this time, it becomes therapeutic. It is our first time to hear from participants that they want to learn soapmaking so that they have something else to do instead of wallowing in their grief. In them, I have …
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