|In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), we launched two of our pilot projects that address the needs of the youth vulnerable to violent extremism. These programs are:
1. SKY Campus Program – in partnership with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (XU), targeting university students, faculty and staff; and
2. SKY Community Youth Program – in partnership with Thuma Ko Kapagingud Service Organization, Inc. (Thuma) targeting hard-to-reach and out-of-school youth in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.
These programs aim to help heal post-traumatic stress, build resilience against stress, peer pressure, and eventually radicalization. We also hope to empower youth to be game changers and peace leaders inside and outside school.
The programs will run for three years and last December 8 was the first session.