Summer Kids Peace Camp

Summer Kids Peace Camp

PhilippinesPhilippines
Organization type: 
government
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Provincial Government of Cotabato - Serbisyong Totoo

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The Cotabato Province has been besieged for years by terrorism, armed conflicts, natural disasters which often result to massive evacuation and displacement of many civilians, either Muslims, Indigenous Peoples or Christians. The conflicts do not only damage properties but more significantly lives. No one is excused from the destructive hands of conflict. Consequently, the children’s education is also disrupted by the conflicts waged in the area. These grave and harsh realities made the children fully disadvantaged and deprived of their rights to be protected, free, and be educated

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The Provincial Government bound to its duty to attain a just, comprehensive and lasting peace had to adopt a systematic and strategic approach to peace; hence institutionalizing the Summer Kids Peace Camp. The project uses both practical and strategic approaches in responding to the development needs of the children a dynamic approach to address the growing and escalating distrust and dissent creeping among the children and the youth in the Province. The Camp is a learning, a sharing and a living experience for them to better understand and appreciate each other’s culture and belief.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Cotabato Province is continuously implementing child advocacy programs aimed of nurturing the youth their skills in leadership and community involvement. Basic family, social and religious enhancement activities are also included in the program. Today the province ventured in this project bigger and reaching out all grade 5 pupils (2011 Target: 20,000 - Actual: 19,000) (2012 Target: 27,000 – On-going) of all public schools province wide. No registration. Free Meals and Snacks to all pupil participants, facilitators, teacher/guardians, and administrative support staff. The only requirement is to bring their clothes, shoes, and sleeping materials. They are accompanied by a teacher guardian who is responsible for a group of 25 pupils per teachers. They just bring their white t-shirt and will be printed free. The whole camp duration is 3 Days. The Summer Kids Peace camp emphasis on, 1) Camaraderie and Brotherhood 2) Leadership Enhancement Skills, 3) Team Building Program through games and sports, 4) Awareness on Child Rights and Responsibilities, 5) First Aid and Basic Survival Skill, 6) Socio-Cultural and Religious Dimension, and 7) The Government and how it works for them.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

None so far operating in the province
About You
Organization:
Provincial Government Cotabato, Phils
About You
First Name

Joey

Last Name

Recimilla

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Provincial Government Cotabato, Phils

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact
Your role in Education

Parent, Resource Officer, Other.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Innovation
How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

Summer Kids Peace Camp, training ,talking and walking the Peace

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

A practical intervention that will enable the child, develop positive way of life.

Social Impact
What has been the impact of your solution to date?

This is the first time that an activity like this covers the whole Grade 5 pupils in public schools province wide covering 18 local government units. Last year 2011 we cover almost 20,000 pupil participants. This year 2012 we are targeting 27,000 pupil participants. Positive comments coming from the parents, teachers and community. Talking and walking the peace at an early stage will make a difference in our province in the near future.

We were able to get support funding from the local government units of the province.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

As the children grow they will be more responsible citizens, development oriented, hungry for education, able to understand and higher tolerance to the cultural and religious differences among local tribes. Hopeful that many will not join the extremist groups that promotes violence and hatred among the people.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The greatest barrier is when the government and the other armed groups (NPA, MILF)fails to forge a peace agreement in the next 3 years. The peace initiatives will broke down and war will be felt again in the countrysides.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Completion of the 15 remaining events in 15 local government units. We have just completed 3.

Task 2

Conduct of Review, Assessment and Evaluation of the Training Design and Modules and Impact to community and children.

Task 3

Development and adaption of the recommendations through the re-designing of the training modules and other processes.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Submission of the revised Summer Kids Peace camp module to the Office of the Governor for approval and Funding. June-August 2012

Task 2

Adaption of the Program and approval of the 2013 Summer Kids Peace Camp funding through the Local School Board. July-Oct 2012

Task 3

Start of Provincewide coordination and planning processes for the conduct of the event in 18 municipalities. Nov-Dec 2012

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]

This project is the hybrid project of the Children of Peace that the province had won in the Galing Pook Award in 2010.

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

We have a strong partnership with the Department of Education, The League of Municipalities and the Association of the Barangay Chairman province wide. We have also tapped the services of various groups who shared their expertise and localized training design modules for the training like the Boys/Girls Scouts of the Phils. Local Health Office and Red Cross, Local Environment Teams, Cultural and religious education specialist

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

We have a dynamic multi-sectoral team coming from various local and national government and non government agencies.

The lead office in the conception, planning, coordination and networking falls in my office. Public Affairs Assistance Tourism and Sports Development Division of the Office of the Governor. This office is responsible in all the preparation processes.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

If necessary and if requested I will volunteer to help and share my experience on the Summer Kids Peace Camp.

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