International Literacy Day 2020

This year's International Literacy Day (ILD) is about Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond with a focus on the role of educators and changing pedagogies. The recent Covid-19 crisis has been a stark reminder of the existing gap between policy discourse and reality: a gap that already existed in the pre-Covid-19 era and is negatively affecting the learning of youth and adults who have no or low literacy skills and therefore tend to face multiple disadvantages. During ...
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PILCD wins the 2019 Okayama ESD Award

PILCD’s project entitled Strengthening Capacities of Communities for Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction was one of the two winners of the 2019 Okayama ESD Global Prize Award. The Okayama ESD award was launched in 2015 by the city of Okayama in Japan, with the aim to showcase good practices worldwide and to further advance Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Awards are given to outstanding projects contributing to the promotion of ESD in local communities.  A...
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Collective Learning and Action for Sustainable Community Development

First working group meeting for the Collective Learning and Action for Sustainable Community Development project from July 22-23, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Collective Learning and Action for Sustainable Community Development is a new project of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU) in partnership with PILCD in the Philippines, CEE in India and BRAC from Bangladesh. The project aims to support building an inclusive and sustainable community through pragmatic collaboration among differen...
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Youth-Students Consultation on SDG 4

PILCD together with E-Net Philippines in cooperation with Benguet National High School (BNHS) conducted a youth-students  consultation workshop on SDG 4 on March 19, 2019. The workshop is part of E-net 's series of consultation to bring forth the learners perspective and voices on the status and implementation of SDG 4. The consultation was attended by 47 students who are members of the BNHS Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O). A presentation about the Sustainable Devel...
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Youth Led Community Sustainable Development Project

PILCD participates in the Youth-Led Sustainable Community Development Project Youth Forum held from November 10-11, 2018 in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan. The forum was organized by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU).   The forum was attended by organizations from Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Japan. the forum was organized to sum up the achievements of the project and share the learning experiences of different organizations from across regions. The Youth-Led Sustai...
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Rapid Needs Assessment After Typhoon Ompong

Following the landfall of Typhoon Mangkhut last September 15, 2018, PILCD conducted a rapid assessment from September 16-21 targeting the province of Benguet and Mt. Province in the Cordillera Region and northern part of Zambales province in Region 3. This assessment is part of the joint assessment conducted with Life Haven Independent Living Center and Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience (ACCORD) with support from Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB). The objective of the rapid needs...
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Launching of Inclusive DRR Materials in Calbayog and Catbalogan city, Samar

In line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month  and National Disability Protection and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week  this July, the People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD), launched their Inclusive Information Education Communication (IEC) materials last July 4 and 6, 2018 in Catbalogan and Calbayog in Samar. The inclusive IEC materials include audio and video materials on Inclusive Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) and ...
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Disability Inclusive CBDRR Project in Samar and Benguet

Within the framework of inclusive participation in disaster preparedness and response, this project is aimed at strengthening capacities of highly vulnerable groups especially persons with disability to be active agents and participants in community-based disaster risk reduction and management. The project was initiated in 2015 in partnership with the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutchsland Hilft (ADH) in Calbayog and Catbalogan, Samar. A similar project was developed and impleme...
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