Lanao del Sur farmers train on new rice and corn farm techniques

September 7, 2017 // Leave a Comment

Selected farmers from four communities in Lanao del Sur have been trained to adapt to new rice and corn farm technology to increase yield and reduce farm expenses. One hundred thirty participants from the municipalities of Bubong, Lumbayanague and Masiu trained under Mr. Jamil D. Amer, the agricultural development officer of Phil Rice Research Institute, an agency attached with the Department of Agriculture. The Maranao People Development Center through its Community Sustainable Development Program, selected the 98 men and 32 women from Barangays Diolangan and Salipongan of the municipality of Bubong,  Barangays Moriatao Datu of the municipality of Lumbayanague and…

MARADECA assists People’s Organizations finalize their legal and organizational status

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A number of people’s organizations in Lanao del Sur have gathered at the Maradeca Session Hall in Bgry Ragayan, Marantao, Lanao del Sur last October 2016. The organizations that were present at the event were Ompongan o Manga Taribasok sa Ranaw (OTR) and the Ompongan o Manga Bae sa Ranaw (OBAIRA). These organizations came all the way from the different communities in Lanao Del Sur namely Salipongan, Diolangan, Langi Talub, and Moriatao Datu from the municipalities of Bubong and Lumbayanague. According to the facilitators, the main goals of the activity are to finalize the laws within the organization, list of…

La Sur organizations spearhead Maradeca Management Training

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MARADECA, with the support of Caritas Australia conducted interactive management training on organizational development. The activity took place last October 20, 2016 at the Maradeca Session Hall in Barangay Ragayan, Marantao, Lanao Del Sur Province.  The training aimed at capacitating the members of these organizations to be self-sustaining and structure a good system of management in their respected organizations. Caritas believes that management training for these organizations will provide advantages to their communities. It is also an essential for them to be independent and self-reliant for the many challenges that they will face in the future. The training was initiated…

MARADECA establishes partnership with Italian Program

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The MARADECA Inc. won the bid to implement two community development projects for conflict areas under the Department of Agrarian Reform Program. On October 26, 2016, the DAR granted to MARADECA the implementation of the Agricultural Enterprise Development Support (AEDS) and Local Capability Building Support (LCBS) under the Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Communities Development Support Project (IARCDSP). This implementation opens a new window of experience for MARADECA in working with a foreign government to implement projects for poor communities. The partnership was formalized in a signing of a contract on October 26 at the DAR Regional Office in Cotabato…

Adult learners experience literacy for all

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Education never stops, and people just don’t stop learning.  For some though, there’s time for shyness, as adult learners were aloof during the first week of the classes, with some adults totally illiterate. Instructors and facilitators find it very challenging at first but as everybody came to know everybody else, the barrier has been broken. “It gives me motivation to impart my knowledge to them because I believe that education empowers individuals, families and communities and can improve their quality of life,” said Ms. Norhana Talib, the education unit staff of Community Sustainable Development (CSD) Program of MARADECA. Talib added…

An unforgettable event of talents and fun galore at BRAC-ADM Project Closing Program

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The MARADECA and BRAC-ADM Project held the Closing Program for the year 2015 – 2016 with the cooperation of the project coordinator and project organizer of Community Sustainable Development (CSD) Program. The event was conducted on the 19th of April 2016 at the Achievers Function Hall in Marawi City.  A total of 202 participants from various places composed of project coordinators, learning facilitators and project organizers attended the event. The program was designed to showcase the learning facilitators’ aesthetic and physical performance and to celebrate their success on their teaching performance. Teachers brought out all their talents in terms of…