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2013 October • Philippines Peace Team
An exciting group of Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitators shared activities to practice affirmation, communication, cooperation, community building and transforming power:
- Terry Pinnell is one of the most experienced AVP facilitators in Australia.
- Valerie Joy is administrator of Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific and, as former FWCC-AWPS Secretary, has many friends in Bohol.
- Nanik and Ninok are from Peace Place in Central Java.
- Ludwig Bon Quirog, is from Bohol, who recently spent a month in Indonesia.
We visited Taglibaran, the capital of Bohol, a truly beautiful island. We met with local officials (Barangay) as well as young people busy remediating the coastline, planting trees, giving messages on recycling, and using theatre to get their message across. Other areas of their work were shared, such as early childhood education and health, and there was time to wander on the beautiful beaches, roam the Chocolate Hills and go boating on the rivers!