Great to be part of the Hope Gala Dinner.
HOPE International Development Agency has a long-term commitment to the people of the Philippines. One example and a result of this commitment is the incredible transformation achieved in the lives of Indigenous Peoples on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
At the centre of the work is clean water, which is the beginning of real change and real development. Additionally, through investments in elementary and college education, training in health care, sustainable agriculture and food security, HOPE is empowering communities to take control of their own futures and become self-sufficient.
Most recently, our work among families in the Philippines has focused on education, skills development, primary, secondary and college education, spring capping to provide clean water, sustainable agriculture training, and emergency relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha and Typhoon Haiyan in partnership with the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education.
Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education is an educational institution dedicated to the indigenous peoples in the Philippines. The Center hopes to produce graduates equipped with knowledge and abilities to initiate collaborative actions towards sustainable development of their communities.
The term “Pamulaan” is a lumad-Matigsalog word meaning “seedbed”. We use the term to stress the program’s commitment to rooting the development of students in the realities of their life and culture