“We dream of Filipinos who passionately love their country and whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.” -The Department of Education
338 participants and new peacebuilders completed the 3 day Global Peace Volunteers Camp supported by the Department of Education Region IX held from October 18-20, 2017 at Top Plaza Hotel, Dipolog City.
Region IX, Zamboanga Peninsula is located in the western part of Mindanao. It is bounded by: Sulu Sea on the north; Illana Bay and Moro Gulf on the south; Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte and Panguil Bay on the east; and the Celebes Sea on the west. It is composed of five (5) cities (Dapitan, Dipolog, Pagadian, Zamboanga and Isabela) and three (3) provinces (Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur) with 73 municipalities and 113 districts.
Camp graduates represent a growing network of young leaders around the world who form a platform for joint action to address today’s challenges and open a way for lasting peace.
GPV inspires and empowers young minds of today to positively impact the society. The camp created a learning environment for students and young professionals to develop and practice their skills to explore, discuss and engage for leadership and personal growth.
Global Peace Youth, the youth division of the Global Peace Foundation, and its partners are committed to providing support and opportunities for youth to grow into moral and innovative leaders who can tap into the potential of this rising generation.