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I’m a survivor, a mother, and a development worker

Becca is a Community Development Worker who has dedicated her life to educating communities about violence against women.
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A teen mom’s journey back to school

KC was married at 15 and became a mom at 16. Now she is determined to pursue her dreams and resume her education.
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An independent woman in the time of COVID-19

Misria went from cook to dressmaker, gaining new skills in order to support her family.
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A teacher beyond the campus

Through the Safe Schools 2 project, teacher Janet and her colleagues in school underwent series of trainings on basic DRRM concepts, risk assessment, organization of school DRRM team, and development…
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A Gender Champion in DRRM

Danica, 16, recalls the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Youth Encampment that she joined in 2016 during the implementation of Safe Schools 2 project, together with 89 students…
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Small steps, big changes

While all children have the right to live healthy lives, not everyone has the means to do so. This is especially true during humanitarian crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The first of many stories: A young journalist tells all

At 18, Kristine uses the power of storytelling to spread awareness on youth issues.
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What it takes to be a community’s #RealLifeHero during COVID-19…

With the humanitarian aid sector also gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahjalin Baldesco, a community development facilitator working for Plan International Philippines, is among those enduring…
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Rising above COVID-19: An 18 year old girl’s journey

Reni Rose hails from Western Samar, Philippines. The province, like many others, is affected by the pandemic. Communities were placed under strict quarantine and many businesses ceased operations.…
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Rising above COVID-19: An 18-year-old girl’s journey

Reni Rose just graduated from senior high school. The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping her from pursuing her next steps.
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Girl on the Frontline

21 year old Raquel is a youth advocate from the Philippines. A member of her local youth council, she has volunteered to protect her community from COVID-19. She is also conducting a survey…
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Because of ALS, I started to dream

The RAISE Above Project empowers Filipinos by making them better realize their rights to education and skills development. We want the youth to raise their hands, raise their voice, and for…
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