The second round of our Salaam CVE regional workshops was held at Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City last August 25-26, 2018. The first leg was a successful pilot application of the redesigned module for the workshop series.
The two-day event was facilitated by Mr. Matias Regis and Mr. Prime Deles of Mindanaoan Youth Development Center (MYDC), with Mr. Brian Adam Anay of I am Mindanao, Ms. Fatima Star Lamalan of Salaam Project, and Ms. Kristelle Rizardo of Al Qalam as speakers on their respective topics.
The first workshop called MindaNOW: Through the Youth Lens used art as a way of looking at the definition of Mindanao according to the youth in the discussion of current local and national issues in an aim of developing a common understanding of the role of the youth in such issues.
A talk show-style segment called MTalk featured the leaders of the various participating organizations, namely: Ateneo de Zamboanga University Muslim Students Association headed by Mr. Al-Mahdi Mohdshaid and Ayesha Musa, Salaam Organization headed by Ms. Sheida Kaola Idjilani, and the SK Federation of a local community in Zamboanga headed by Ms. Darlene Joyce Bajado.
Following the MTalk are the inputs from the Karamah Institute for Law, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution shared by Ms. Fatima Star Lamalan, who is an alumna of such institute. A most of the whole Karamah package is jurisprudential, the talk only revolved around one identified topic, Al-Wasatiyyah, which emphasized the need to be actively on the middle of all top and bottom and right and left extremes.
I am Mindanao’s Mr. Adam Anay and Ms. Kristelle Rizardo then provided very useful inputs for the participants’ campaigns that they worked on the next whole day, with the help of the whole Regional Workshops Team during their presentations.