Karen Jane Ungar, CRS Country Representative Visits IMAN

February 3, 2022 at 3:45 am

IMAN visits by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) country representative Ms. Karen Jane Ungar together with Ms. Chin Nobleza-CRS Head of Office Davao

The purpose of the visit is to meet and greet with the partner and talk about the implementation of projects under CRS

IMAN thanks CRS for the long time partnership and significant contributions to the growth and development of the organization as well as the communities in need in BARMM.

IMAN is looking forward to sustained the partnership to be able to continue to assist communities in need in Mindanao.


February 3, 2022 at 3:22 am
“๐–๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐  ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐š๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ง๐  ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ, ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐›๐š ๐ฉ๐š, ๐Š๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ง ๐ค๐š๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐†๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ง๐š ๐ข๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐š ๐ข๐ง๐ฒ๐จ, ๐Œ๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข ๐Š๐š๐ฒ๐จ, ๐ƒ๐š๐ก๐ข๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐š๐ซ๐ข ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐›๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š ๐ฆ๐ ๐š ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง,๐†๐š๐ฒ๐š ๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐Œ๐€๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ.”
Yan ang naging mensahe ni Barangay Chairwoman Fatima Mokamad sa mga sector ng Kababaihan na dumalo sa ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ˆ๐’š ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ na ikinonduct ng IMAN sa ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ป๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’” ๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’๐’–๐’‚๐’“๐’š ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ.
Aniya, pasalamat tayo sa IMAN Inc. dahil patuloy pa din ang ginagwa nilang suporta sa atin at hindi nila tayo pinapabayaan.
Samantala labis ding nagpasalamat si Brgy. Chairwoman sa Organisasyon dahil isa daw ang IMAN sa tumulong sa kanila upang masungkit ang mga parangal na kanilang nakuha sa Katatapos lamang na 3rd Year Bangsamoro Foundation Day. Ilan sa mga parangal na Nakuha nito ay ang Seal Good local Governance Award, Search for Model Barangay, at Champion for Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Award sa ikalawang pagkakataon.
Dagdag pa ni Chairwoman Mokamad, “Nakatulong sa amin ang pagiging bukas namin sa mga oportunidad na itinutulong sa amin ng ibat ibang Ahensya, Government o Non-Government pa yan, lalong-lalo na kung ito ay para din naman sa tao”. Hinimok naman ni Chairwoman ang kanyang mga Kapwa Barangay Chairman kung kaya nila ay kakayanin din ng iba.
Ang Barangay Tumbras ay isa sa 22 Barangay na sakop ng IMAN Inc. sa mga proyekto nito na pinondahan ng MISERIOR at GCERF.

IMAN-IRW conducts “Community Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment Workshop”

July 17, 2018 at 2:14 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives (IMAN), Inc. in partnership with Islamic Relief Worlwide (IRW-Philippines) holds a 3-day Community Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment Workshop on July 10-12, 2018 at Peรฑafrancia, Andres Alonzo St., Cotabato City.
The 3-day workshop aimed to have have unify understanding about Disaster Risk Reduction and able to identify and assess the degree of disaster risk in the community and draw recommendations.
During the Training Workshop, Sir. Anwar R. Salik- the Municipal Administrator of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the project. According to him, โ€œBecause of the workshop offered by the IMAN-IRW our knowledge and perspective about disaster preparedness has expanded, he said. We are also grateful for choosing barangay Butiren, Payan and Katidtuan as your covered barangays, he added.
The 3-day workshop is participated by 2 Municipal Local Government of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, different barangay officials, IRW Program Officer- Maam Joyce Cea and 6 IMAN staff.

Strategic Planning towards development

October 17, 2017 at 2:20 am

The Integrated Mindanao nโ€™s Association for Natives Incorporated go through a process of Strategic planning in order to determine what the organization want, how it will be achieve and how the success will be measured. The said Activity was conducted on August 25-27, 2017 at 8th Avenue Resort, Kabacan North Cotabato. It was attended by All IMAN staffs and the Board of trustees. Dolores Corro, CRS Project Manager served as the facilitator and resource person of the said activity.
The day to day activities of the organization outside and inside are patterned. Also, the planning provide bigger picture of the organization and had helped in the alignment of the resources of the organization to the areas of most beneficial impact. It had created a common understanding of the goals of the organization which gives clarity about what more the organization want to achieve and plan of action for day to day operations. Moreover, the different issues and challenges encountered by the Project Staffs are identified and possible solution and recommendation was also plan to address them.

1 unit classroom was officially turn-over at Balugo Elementary School

August 15, 2017 at 5:48 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives led the turn-over ceremony of 1 unit classroom building at Balugo Elementary School, Sittio Balugo Datu Montawal Maguindanao. The said activity was attended by Country Representative of Terres des Hommes Pilgrim, IMAN Executive Director Mike P. ALon, KFI staffs, IMAN staffs and the teaching forces including the students of Balugo Primary School. Also present in the ceremony was the parents and other stakeholders in the community.
The 1 unit classroom building will be utilized by Grade V and Grade VI pupils of the said school. This is to continually support and strengthen quality education for Bangsamoro children in Mindanao as part of the main goal of the program. PTA President Mohadjar Kalimpo expresses his gratitude to the IMAN, KFI and TDH for the unending support they have given and showered to the Bangsamoro children of Ligawasan Marsh. โ€œShukran and Alhamdullilahโ€ he exclaimed.
Miss Pilgrim, Terres Des Hommes Representative state her thankfulness for the community in welcoming the project from the beginning and still supporting it at present and in behalf of TDH they will never get tired in helping the vulnerable and marginalized communities in Ligawasan marsh.
One of the main highlight of the ceremony is the ribbon cutting and the formal turnover of the building. The sound of the laughter and the smile on the faces of the community especially of the teachers and the learners are very evident after the ceremony.

Meeting with teachers of iREAD covered schools

July 27, 2017 at 1:52 am

Meeting with the teachers is an initiative activity of iREAD project to monitor the formal start of the in-school intervention at 5 covered school of iREAD namely Pagagawan Elementary School, Pedtad Elementary School, PAtadon Elementary School, Baya Elementary School and Langkuno Elementary School. The meeting was held at Oro Resto KAbacan, North Cotabato last July 22, 2016 attended by School head and teachers of each school.

The main highlight of the meeting is the updating and discussion of the the in-school intervention in audio-visual remedial class and integrating the tablets in their lesson in teaching slow reader and non-reader students. The tool to be use for monitoring the reading progress of the beneficiaries are also discussed. Strategies of each school that might be beneficial and adaptive by the other schools also shared during the updating.

IMAN and teachers also agreed to conduct further meeting in connection for the smooth implementation of the iREAD in-school intervention. template and formats should be made and distributed in the school to have and uniform way of reporting. Further, progress of the student should always be monitored by the teachers and Project Officer assigned.

Reviving old Clothes

July 19, 2017 at 6:30 am

โ€œClothes, in the end, in our own tradition, are something holy. It’s not about fashion, style and manner. It’s about respect. It’s about honesty. It’s about identityโ€. But traditional clothes have been overlooked by young generation of today. The changing of Fashion trend from time to time also contributed to the young mind of the children to ignore the clothes our ancestor used to wear.
One of the Respect Workshop, Mindanao History focuses on the clothing of the different tribes in Mindanao. The clothing is as diverse and beautiful as the people living in it. In the generation today, tradition, custom and belief has been neglected and forgotten by our youth.
During the Workshop, the children discover more about the tribal or traditional clothing of the people in Mindanao that they can be most proud of. They expressed their love for our culture and tradition and they make their own version of clothing as inspired by our traditional costumes. The children also made an outfit inspired by the traditional clothing of the different tribes in Mindanao. It does not only build camaraderie among them but it also explores the creativity in them.
It is a tragedy that some people in Mindanao no longer wear their traditional clothing. From small babies to aged grandparents, everyone can now
be seen in the same mundane pair of jeans and t-shirts. It is the current generation of youth that is taking the lead in widening the gap between our traditions and the new fashion trends.
It seems as though the uniqueness of Mindanao has deteriorated as everyone nowadays just wants to be just like everyone else. We believe it is time to show the world that there is no need to put our traditions aside just to be a part of a crowd. Knowing about our culture and wearing our traditional clothing is extremely important. Why should we shy away from wearing these clothes when our traditional costumes are so vibrant and beautiful? Mindanao is filled with fantastic cultures and it is our duty to pay respect to these cultures by feeling proud of our motherlands clothing and patriotically wearing it.

Equipment’s finally turn-over at iREAD 5 covered schools.

June 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

The turn-over of the equipmentโ€™s was held at 2 covered schools of iREAD project namely Patadon Elementary School last February 7, 2017 and Pagagawan Elementary School last February 8, 2017 respectively. The installation of the solar power is one of the prior activity before turn-over of the equipments at 3 off grid schools and they received the equipments last June 13-15, 2017. The said activity was attended by 347 composed of BLGU, Teachers, and District Supervisor of each school, learners, PTA, GRF FMO Sir Philbert Yee and IMAN staffs.
The turn over ceremony is a half day activity which aims to finally hand over the gadgets like 30 tablets that includes screen protector and cover, personal computer, LCD projector with tripod screen and printer. The program serve as go signal to formal start in school intervention. The security of the equipments was also reviewed during the activity.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Executive Director Mike P. Alon, PTA President, District Supervisor, School Principal and Sir Philbert Yee.

Five covered schools express their gratitude for being one of the selected beneficiaries of this one of a kind project. They also extend their thanks to the supporting agencies no other than USAID, GRF and IMAN staffs. They also commit to support the project through-out the implementation.

Installation of the Solar power at 3 Covered schools of iREAD project

March 18, 2017 at 2:22 am

The installation of solar power in the off-grid school covering the elementary schools of Baya (March 14, 2017), Pedtad (March 15, 2017) and Langkuno (March 17, 2017) was completed. Formal orientation on the use, maintenance and usage of the solar system was orient to the teachers at the 3 covered schools. Consultation and dialogue meeting to the BLGU also conducted prior to the said installation. A full-system check is being conducted to ensure that solar power system installed meets the agreed requirement.
Teachers and other stakeholders express their gratitude to USAid, GRF and IMAN for giving them this kind of project that benefits the schools and the selected beneficiaries.


January 4, 2017 at 12:19 am

โ€œWe donโ€™t learn from doing, we learn from reflecting on what were doneโ€. This quote underline the thought of we donโ€™t learn from experience but we learn from reflecting on our experience. This is the main goal of the quarterly reflection.
The activity highlights the accomplishments of the Community Facilitators in the course of actual Year 2 ADM class project intervention. It also serves as the venue where they identify the issues, problems and challenges encountered where they formulated action plan to address it.
Absenteeism has been the major issue concerning the facilitators. Most of the time, if not absent the students are late because according to them, they are helping their parents for the cause of living.
Home to Home visitation was conducted by the facilitator as one of their major strategy plan in order to address the issue, majority of the Barangays discover that the main cause of their absence is the fact that they have been engaged to working in farm or taking good care of their siblings even at a very young age.
The Facilitators talk to the Parents and convincing them to send their children to school, some also ask for help from the BLGU so that the parents would do so. This plan has been successful so far, but still there are cases of absenteeism but not as many as before.
This activity proves the importance of reflecting on actual process of implementation to be able to identify the treats of success and come up with the necessary adjustments in order to achieve success.