The flagship program of CEAP, the BIDAhan Youth Program finally made its touch-down in Western Mindanao. This momentous encounter happened on February 26 – 27, 2010. The venue of convergence of almost 150 participants with 40 teacher- facilitators was at the Fr. William H. Kreutz, SJ Campus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University located in Tumaga, Zamboanga City.
The delegates were students and teachers coming from schools in Jolo, Basilan, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga City.
The BIDAHan Team was composed of: Rene San Andres (team leader), Misyel Avelino, Boom Enriquez, Bro. Jomari Manzano, SJ , Bro. Sherwin Santos, SJ with the guest participation of Fr. Kim Lachica, SJ and Fr. Rene Oliveros, SJ.
Fr. Kim shared about “Transparency and Accountability”, whereas, Fr. Oliveros facilitated the “Noche dela Solidaridad” with a BAND presentation on the evening of February 26.
Generosity of donors encompassed the realization of BIDA Western Mindanao Youth Camp 2010.
Sponsors: CEAP National and CEAP – IX, Zamboanga Basilan Sulu Tawi-Tawi Association of Private Schools (ZAMBASULTAPS), Claret School of Zamboanga City, Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan School – Tetuan, Pilar College, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Universidad de Zamboanga, SIBS and REX Publishing companies, and individual/company donors.
ABS-CBN Zamboanga made a campaign for “Ako ang Simula” and as well as, shared stuff from Voice of Mindanao.
This is a humble effort launched in oneness with our common desire to have a better Philippines. It is also an affirmation that a better way to start the genuine journey of societal transformation will be in the minds and hearts of the young people, touching their lives, challenging their thoughts, hoping that along the way, their convictions are honed and commitment to choose the path of making a difference. Towards a path that liberates and empowers, that is just and truthful, and that is ethical and good.
As we are concerned with the brand of political leaders we now have in society, we continue to hope that something else better awaits our country. We look at our young people, and we are hopeful. Change begins with each of us! We carry that torch of meaningful change!
Special thanks to Fr Antonio F Moreno SJ (President of ADZU and Regional Director of CEAP – IX) for pushing on the project, the ADZU – Social Development Council, Ms Annie Ebreo – Coordinator for CEAP IX and ZAMBASULTAPS, and the faculty and staff of the ADZU – High School who helped a lot in the logistical concerns and for the students on the financial assistance extended.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
Zamboanga del Sur
|Session with Boom
|RSA with facilitators
|we pray, share and celebrate…