Campayapaan – B’laan Students of Marbel learn Peacebuilding and Digital Storytelling Mindanao

Jun 2, 2014 // By:switotwins digital storytelling // No Comment

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April 20-26, 2014. After 2 months of preparation and fund raising, we were able to journey with 19 B’laan students in a week long summer peace camp tagged as Campayapaan.

Organized by Peacebuilders Community, in partnership with Switotwins Digital Storytelling Philippines and Artickles, Campayapaan was able to provide peacebuilding training, digital storytelling and accessories making for the B’laan youths. The faculty of Bacongco National Highschool Extension, the parents of the students and the barangay officials gave their full support in the peace camp. 

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Nena of peacebuilders community talk about conflict management. (c) Byron Pantoja
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Dawn of Peacebuilders with the B’laan children on web of life or harmony with God’s creation. (c)Byron Pantoja
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Angel reading her life story before turning it into digital form. (c)Byron Pantoja
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The children having fun while learning before doing the trust games. (c)Byron Pantoja
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Chi of Switotwins Inc guides the children during the digital story development. (c)Byron Pantoja
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The facilitators and children of CAMPAYAPAAN with their customized art shirts overhead. (c)Byron Pantoja
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Pearl of Switotwins Inc on writing for social change and promotion of good moral values in order to achieve peace. (c) Byron Pantoja

The Campayapaan Team and the participants are very grateful to all the generous souls who gave their support to realize the camp. There will be letters that will be sent to the sponsors from the campers and a full video documentary is set for release to show a glimpse of what happen during the five days at camp.

We are truly blessed to be able to journey for peace with these young people. The team is looking forward for the next “Campayapaan”! Once again “Bong Kamdom” (thank you). May the Kasafew (peace) of Ad’wata (God) embrace us all! Please watch the video below to show the highlights of the camp.


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