Youth Program

Youth access to sustainable livelihood options in Mindanao: Hulas youth receive TESDA NCII Masonry Certificates

by Gloria Amor Paredes For many young people in Bukidnon upland communities, a National Certificate (NC) from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is not just another piece of paper in their job application folder. The certificate also…
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Challenges of multiple cultures and multiple languages for communities of practice

Communities of practice (CoP) are greatly challenged with increased multilingualism and there is a critical need to review and re-think ways in which they work. Multiple languages and multiple cultures provide new and unique contexts for community development workers trying to…
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Furniture carpentry with Upper Pulangi youth in northern Mindanao, Philippines

By Arnel Santander Eleven youth participants from different villages in Upper Pulangi, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines recently completed a four-week furniture carpentry course with finished wood products tha included 11 workbenches, four storage chests, seven standard-sized window frames, and…
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