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1 Empowering Children as Peacebuilders: WV-Philippine’s Peacebuilding Initiative

2 Who is World Vision? World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 100 countries worldwide 7 regions 18 National Offices in Asia Sectors and Ministries:  Education  Health and Nutrition  Economic Resilience and Livelihood  Peacebuilding  HEA  Advocacy

3 Peacebuilding Models and Initiatives Implementing Countries  Lebanon  Colombia  Kenya  Cambodia  Korea  India  Sri lanka  Philippines  Indonesia The Global Pax Net

4 Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity Tools Do No Harm 1 1 Making Sense of Turbulent Contexts 2 2

5 Project Models/Frameworks Empowering Children as Peacebuilders (EcAP) Model ECaP stands for Empowering Children as Peacebuilders. It is a WV initiative which aims to empower children as agents of transformed relationships in their families & community notwithstanding differences in ethnicity, belief, tradition, culture, faith and gender.

6 Contextualization of EcAP Model: Initiatives in the WV Partnership WV-Cambodia Peace Road Programme ( Using the Peace Road Curriculum developed by WV Cambodia in partnership with the MoEYs Curriculum department WV-Philippines EcAP (Empowering Children as Peacebuilders) thru developing Culture of Peace (CoP) Program

7 Geographic: Conflict Areas -Armed Conflict -Socio- cultural/religious/ethnic Economic: * Poverty Argument (Causes of Trafficking, Child Labor & other issues affecting children Economic: * Poverty Argument (Causes of Trafficking, Child Labor & other issues affecting children Language Diversity: * 170 Dialects and languages Language Diversity: * 170 Dialects and languages Why EcAP in the Philippines? LEGEND Luzon Visayas Mindanao Haiyan response areas 97,768 registered children & 10, 784,242 people in impact areas 97,768 registered children & 10, 784,242 people in impact areas 34 provinces 32 cities 34 provinces 32 cities 47 ADPs 6 PNS 47 ADPs 6 PNS

8 The Contextualized EcAP Model Components (EcAP Module) 1 1  Understanding a Culture of Peace  Looking at History  Understanding Conflict  Dialogue Culture of Peace Do No Harm Culture of Peace Do No Harm

9 The Contextualized EcAP Model How are Children Engaged? Children are key actors and players: Trainers Training for Children conducted by WVDF-Trained Child Leaders Child-Led Local Capacity Workshops Contextualization of EcAP Modules

10 Outcomes  EcAP Model mainstreamed in 44 ADPs  Child-Led Peace Forum/Dialogues/Consultati ons conducted (national and local levels)  Participation to International Events (Example: On the 6 th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on DRR in Bangkok Thailand) National Level:  Institutional partnership with DepEd thru a signed MoA (Peacebuilding in Schools)

11 Outcomes Local Levels:  Interfaith/Inter-church groups  Teachers as School-Based Peace Coordinators  PTAs/SMCs  LGUs  EcAP Researches published and used by ADPs - Children as Voices for Peace, - Children of Multi-Faith and Culture, - This is our Reality, this is our Story, - Conflict analysis Training for Children/Youth: Considerations and Policy Options for WV

12 Lessons Learned It is important to recognize that children have potentials, we just need to tap them and give them opportunity to lead 1 1 Capacitating and transforming the values of children taught us adult, to be patient, simple, humble and creative Partnering with children to transform the lives of other children is proven effective

13 Surprises Conflict analysis done by children were simple but concrete 1 1 Children can lead other children in taking responsibility and accountabilit y, they learned from each other Creativity and innovative ness seen beyond expecta- tions by the adults Children are effective advocates of their own concerns and issues 4 4

14 EcAP Video Documentation

15 THANK YOU!


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