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MPI EXPOSURE in Municipal Hall Datu Montawal Maguindanao

June 5, 2016 at 2:37 am

MPI students with the accompaniment of the Catholic Relief Services and in cooperation with the Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives visit the Municipality of Datu Montawal maguindanao. The visit took place on June 1, 2016 at the Municipal Hall
The said visit aims to expose the students to conflict places and discover what the context and conflict issues of the place are. They tend to get information by doing Focus group discussion and key individual information.
The said visit was attended by IMAN staffs, CRS personnel, MPI students, MLGU staffs and BLGU officials. The said visit is beneficial to the cause of discovering the issues and how the officials handle the cause of the issue.

ADM classes postponed due to Election Warfare

May 24, 2016 at 7:24 am

2016 National Election was the most intriguing election in the Philippine History. It does not only divert public attention in social media but it has also become a major topic nationwide. But it’s not just the case in some areas of the country, specifically in conflict affected areas in Mindanao.

One of the beneficiaries of our project, Kilangan Pagalungan Maguindanao experienced the negative effect of Election. Even before the week of election, conflict among the candidates is already visible which results to firings across the land of Pagalungan. Tension build by the said firing causes the people to evacuate week before the day of Election.

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives in partnership with the Gerry Roxas Foundation project intervention in Baya, Pagalungan Maguindanao was affected by this phenomena. The conduct of the classes for the Out of School Youth, which is one of the project of IMAN namely Innovation for Rural Education Advancement for Moro Children in Mindanao.

According to Mr. Nasser Guiamelil- Principal of Baya Elementary School, many of the families are affected by this armed conflict, they are afraid that they might lost their lives anytime. The pupil beneficiary of the project as well as the community facilitators who handles the class are terrified. This phenomena creates a huge impact on the children, emotional trauma will be planted in their minds and heart.

This project was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).”

GRF-IMAN visit Barangay East Patadon, Kidapawan City

February 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Native Inc. together with the Gerry Roxas Foundation Representative, Regional Monitoring Officer Sir Philbert Yee conducted site visit at Patadon Elementary School and Purok 1, Barangay East Patadon, Kidapawan City to personally witness the room intended for the electronic gadgets for the beneficiaries and the Alternative Delivery Room. The purpose of the visit is to personally hear from the teacher, parents and BLGU their sentiments, suggestions in regardless to sustaining the development of the project.

IMAN’s iREAD Project successfully launched

November 16, 2015 at 12:32 am

September 21, 2015- The Integrated Mindanaons Associations for Natives officially launched its newest project supported by the Gerry Roxas Foundation as a part of Philippine-American fund at 8th Avenue Convention Hall, Kabacan North Cotabato. The project is entitled “Innovation for Rural Education Advancement (iREAD) for Moro children in Mindanao.
The said event was attended by the Executive Director of Gerry Roxaas Foundation, Maam Ma. Rosamund R. Parado, Regional Education Supervisor, Sir Agney Taruc, Local Government and Barangay Local Government Unit Representatives, District Supervisors, Principals and PTA Presidents from the beneficiary schools including the identified target pupils.
The iREAD is a two-year project in three municipalities in MAguindanao and one municipalities in North Cotabato and KIdapawan City. The goal of the project is to improve the quality education of Moro children in Mindanao especially in literacy and numeracy and essential life skills in conflict affected communities of Bangsamoro. The project is expected to benefit 1000 slow learners, 500 out of school youth, 25 school teachers and 30 community facilitators.
In its 58 years in service, the Gerry Roxas Foundation believes in Integrity, Service and Excellence as stated by Maam Monnette, she also added that the Department of Education side by side will implement and continue to initiate this project.
The District Supervisor of the different school beneficiaries also gave their message of commitment and support stating how thankful they are to the Phil-Am, GRF and IMAN for choosing their schools . They commit all the support they have in terms of financial and manpower.
Regional Education Supervisor, Sir Agney Taruc addresses the support of the DepEd Region XII stating “One of our priority are the children in areas where peace and governance are challenge, He also hope project like this will truly benefit those pupils in terms of technology as knowing how to use it is already a must in the modern world.
The DepEd committed and establish System Monitoring Proceess as per stated in Memorandum of Agreement, first, safeguard the investment, second is to monitor if the gadgets was used appropriately associated with its impact and the third one is the DEpEd should adopt this project into a regular basis.
The schools beneficiaries are Pedtad Elementary School, Pagagwan Elementary School, Patadon Elemetary School, Langkuno Elementary School and Baya Elementary School.

Respect Education Program covered Schools reunited for the first time.

November 15, 2015 at 6:43 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives in close partnership with the Respect Education programme conducted Children’s Camp in Nangaan Elementary School, Barangay Nangaan, Kabacan North Cotabato last October 23-24, 2015, bearing the theme “Respect towards Peace”. The said activity was attended by seven (7) schools covered by the project consist of Nangaan Elementary School, Pedtad Elementary School, Siento Trenta Elementary School, Buluan Elementary School, Batungkayo Elementary School, Pagagawan Elementary School and Matalam Farm Settlement Elementary School for a total of 180 participants including IMAN Staffs.
The Former Mayor of Municipality of Kabacan, Luzviminda Tan also attended the said event. According to her, “people should not judge the person by how it looks but it should be by what they can do”. She also added, that “Respect is the key to having peace inside and out. Activities like this will truly help and benefits the children to boost their self-esteem as well as enhanced their knowledge towards peace”, she added.
The 2-day camping offered several parlor games and lecture initiated to give the pupils a chance to display their talents, build their team work and especially to educate them more pertaining to Respect Education. The highlight of the said event was the group activities that unite and showcase camaraderie between the pupils of different schools.
The show up of the different candidates from the school in the highly anticipated search for the very first ever Little Binibini and Ginoong Respect wow the crowd of the community of Nangaan. The talent, different attires and question and answer portion was filled with chants and yells from the crowd. In the end, the pupils from Pedtad Elementary School bring home the crown.
According to Normeda, a pupil from Nangaan, in the 2 days activity, she found a friend in another school. Ebrahim, a pupil from Pedtad Elementary School said that “I am very happy to be part of this camp because I was able to meet new people and have friends”. The camping helps me boost my confidence in term of leading my team in the sack race competition, Jerome added.
Children’s Camp was successfully celebrated and it gave a wonderful experience to the pupils that they will never forget.

Partnership Launching program between IMAN and ACTI

November 10, 2015 at 3:08 am

The Asian Colleges and Technological School launches its partnership with the Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives at ACTI Social Hall, 8am last November 6, 2015.

The said event was attended by Executive director of IMAN, Dr. Mike Alon, School Head and Founder of ACTI, Madam Luzviminda J. Tan, teachers and students of the said school together with IMAN staffs. The highlight of the program is the signing of partnership certificate between the two parties.

One of the activities to be conducted is the feeding program that will benefit four schools in Kabacan Municipality. The goal of this activity is to improve the health of the children’s and to lessen the morbidity of malnourish pupils thus helping communities rebuild education and equip children’s with much needed resources.

According to Madame Luz Tan, Partnership with IMAN is the best accomplishment in the school this month. The feeding program will truly benefit the children. The food that will be serve is arrozcaldo which is healthy and will help improve the performance of children in school. It will also serve as motivation, she added.

Executive Director of IMAN, Dr. Mike Alon addresses the support of IMAN with this program stating that IMAN Inc. is really grateful to ACTI for choosing the organization as a partner in implementing this program. The organization committed to support the program at all cost.

The school beneficiaries of this feeding program are Aringay Elementary School, Malanduague Elementary School, Salapungan Elementary School and Sangadong Elementary School.

IMAN – CRS leads turn over Ceremony of 3 stand fan and Printer with Scanner in Barangay Pagagawan, Datu Montawal Maguindanao

October 1, 2015 at 5:41 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association in strong partnership with the Catholic Relief Services pave way for Brgy. Kagawad Tony Mangadad to have his  request granted from group of external evaluators. According to Maam Dolly, These group of evaluators were inspired by the conversation they had with Brgy. Kagawad and as a result they made a good quality assessment which in return make way for this blessing. The 3 stand fan and Printer with scanner was turn over on October 1, 2015 in Barangay Pagagawan, Datu Montawal.

Maam Dolly also described ” Barangay Pagagawan as one of Model Barangay because of the visibility of support in every activity and project given to them” .The Brgy. Officials expresses their gratitude by thanking them stating “we will take good care of these items very well”.

Caritas Norway visits IMAN and Pagagawan footbridge

July 6, 2015 at 5:31 am

Aaron Halfen, the Project Coordinator of Caritas Norway together with the representatives of the Catholic Relief Services visited the IMAN Office and the footbridge of Barangay Pagagawan, Datu Montawal, Maguindanao on Wednesday, June 23, 2015. The Caritas Norway is a major partner of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in peace building program. The visit is very important in sustaining its support to the implementation of the PGTM project. The visit serves as a venue of opportunity to share accomplishments, project stories, challenges and learnings from the past implementation of PGTM.


Respect Education Program Launching

June 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

IMAN, along with the dignitaries from DEPED Division of North Cotabato, District Supervisors and the teachers from Maguindanao and North Cotabato officially launch in May 22, 2015 the Respect Education Program. This series of pilot project aims to promote “Better Grades, Better Behavior”.

This project is executed by Ministries of Respect Education Foundation, CORDAID Netherlands in collaboration with other relevant national partners in Philippines such as the DEPED (Department of Education) and PASALI Philippines.  The child friendly approach of this project will significantly contribute to the development of our pupils thus, boosting his/her self confidence.

This global project addresses a wide range of improve quality education by creating a learning environment where every child feels safe, accepted and able to fully develop him/her, with a special focus on dealing with traumatized pupils in daily teaching. The program is based on the concepts of Adaptive learning, Cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligence and contributes to the child centered approach of the K to 12 education curriculum. It promotes the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Children from different ethnic groups and backgrounds learn to understand and respect each other which contribute to peace. It also includes psycho-social component called PREPARE that will address possible trauma’s affecting the children due to the conflict.

The Respect Education program will pilot on 6 Elementary Schools, 4 from North Cotabato and 2 from Maguindanao. The schools in North Cotabato includes Buluan, Siento Trenta, Pedtad and Nangaan Elementary School while Batungkayo and Pagagawan Elementary School in Maguindanao respectively.


Respect Education in Mindanao: Teachers Training

April 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

The Integrated Mindanaons Association for Natives with the invitation of the MinCoNSP (Mindanao Convergence on Social Protection) participated in the Teacher’s training last April 20-25, 2014 at the Mountain Lake Eco Resort in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. The training was conducted by the Respect Education Foundation of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Department of Education Region XII and Cordaid Netherlands.

The IMAN participants includes the IMAN facilitators and Staffs, District Supervisor of Maguindanao, Hon. Delia e. Daniel, Kabacan West District Supervisor, Hon. Efrin Mantawil, School Principals, Teachers in charge and respected Grade 4 and Grade 5 teachers of Pedtad, Buluan, Siento trenta, Batungkayo, Pagagawan and Nangaan Elementary School.

The Respect Education programme aims to improve quality of education by creating a learning environment where every child feels safe, accepted and is able to fully develop him/herself. The program is based on the concepts of Adaptive learning, Cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligences and contributes to the child centered approach of the K to 12 education curriculum. It promotes the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Children from different ethnic groups and backgrounds learn to understand and respect each other which contribute to peace. The also include psycho-social component called PREPARE that will address possible trauma’s affecting the children due to the conflict.

The trainers were Mr. Dolf Hautvast, Mrs. Femke van der Ster form the Respect Education Netherlands and Prof. Rogier van’t Rood of the University of Maastrich Netherlands. They deliver the topics in a very relax way wherein participants can relate well. Moreover, the training focuses more on personal experiences, understanding and professional attitude towards different children behaviors.