25 IDP youths attend 5-day training for online virtual assistants

October 16, 2018 // Leave a Comment

Twenty-five youths, from internally displaced families in Marawi city, underwent a five-day training designed for virtual assistants, online marketer, and other related services to provide them with potential opportunities while in diaspora. Beneficiaries of this training are either senior school graduate; graduate but unemployed; and out of school youths but are capable on primary computer application like MS Word or at least knowledgeable about the use of Facebook, a social media platform. Ronald Piper Ramboanga from Knight of Online Marketers (KOM), one of the leading online service and training provider based on Davao, was the resource person in this short-term course. Ramboanga taught the youths on the basic roles…

Survey on social cohesion conducted in 7 Lanao areas

October 16, 2018 // Leave a Comment

Maradeca Inc’s staffs and volunteers conducted a survey in 10 barangays within six municipalities of Lanao del Sur and in Marawi city targeting 143 respondents to gather baseline information from the communities as part of social preparation for possible interventions. Areas covered are the towns of Bubong, Buadiposo, Tugaya, Madalum, Masiu, Lumbayanage and in Marawi city. Inquiries are fundamentally focused on socio-economic conditions of the areas, matters on governance’s impact to constituents, and about security management. The survey was inspired to generate data that would correlate on social cohesion– a complex notion on individual or group’s perspectives in all micro and…

DepEd, UNDP use solar to power multimedia classrooms in Lanao Sur

October 16, 2018 // Leave a Comment

The Department of Education in Lanao del Sur is a recipient of of technical support for its computerization program to technologically advance the schools’ learning process and provide access on information technology. The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), DepEd and in collaboration with Maradeca Inc provided solar panels to 422 schools in DepEd-Lanao Sur’s Division 1 and 2 to provide adequate power supply for its established multimedia classrooms and computer facilities. Recipients are 149 schools in DepdEd-Division 1; 257 schools in DepEd’s Division 2; and 16 schools within Marawi city, the latter of which suffered substantial damages following Marawi siege in…

MARADECA Inc. partners Sun Life in humanitarian initiatives

October 12, 2018 // Leave a Comment

Maradeca Inc. partners with Sun Life to help provide relief goods for internally displaced communities from Marawi who are temporarily settled in various municipalities in Lanao del Sur. Food packs were distributed to 1,366 families which contain items enough for two weeks of consumption. These relief goods were distributed in the towns of Bubong (303 families), Buadipuso-Buntong (127 families), Ditsa-an Ramain (359 families), and Barangay East Basak of Marawi City (577 families). The relief goods contained 10 kilos of rice, 1 kilo of dried fish, 1 kilo of sugar, 1 kilo of salt, 1 kilo of mongo, and 1 kilo of edible oil. Served beneficiaries are families coming…

Stakeholders examine security situations in 3 Lanao Sur towns

October 12, 2018 // Leave a Comment

Local stakeholders and civil society look into the security situations in Ramain , Pualas, and Piagapo towns of Lanao del Sur. Security officials examined their respective situations in accord to the mandates of the  peace and order councils amid anti-drug campaign, the alleged prevalence of violent extremism tendencies, and the influx of internally displaced communities in the areas following the Marawi siege in March 2017. The assessment is inspired by Conflict Resilient Communities and Development Initiatives in Muslim Mindanao (CORE-CODE) program of International Alert-Philippines (IA-Phil). This is still consistent to IA’s goal of establishing a monitoring system to understand the causes…

Statement of Commitment: Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch

October 11, 2018 // Leave a Comment

We are the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch (MRCW), an independent multi-stakeholder dialogue group that shall channel wider public attention and participation in the monitoring of the Marawi reconstruction process. We are families and clans affected by conflict, internally displaced business owners, religious leaders, community leaders including women and youth, academics, and NGO representatives from Marawi and province of Lanao del Sur. We come from different sectors and walks of life, with different aspirations and persuasions. Bound by the spirit of unity, we come together in spirit of dialogue about our community’s issues, concerns, and aspirations. We pledge our collective knowledge,…