The road to building a better, stronger Peace Corps

thanks for this. Peace Corps experience is not without risk. More than 35 years later, I am still dealing & healing from my own tour of duty, which resulted in an early medical termination after about 23 months.
i cherish being a volunteer and as the years go by, the “fraternity” of retuned volunteers and what learned & shared while overseas provide me with more & more every day. Part me will always remain in Tandag – invariably the best part; and sharing Tandag at home brings the essence of my values and aspirations back home & back to me.
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Media Partners #22 and #23: ReelAbilities Festival and Creative Growth Art Center

Disability Visibility Project

We have a double header this time: our 22nd and 23rd media partners are ReelAbilities and Creative Growth Art Center!

ReelAbilities Festival presents award winning films, music, dance, theater, discussions and other engaging programs, bringing together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Image of text from the Reel Abilities website. The text reads: ReelAbilities Upcoming Festivals SF Bay Area, Chicago, New Jersey, Houston Palm Beach

Keep a look out this year for their upcoming festivals in the SF Bay Area, Chicago, New Jersey, Houston and Palm Beach: http://www.reelabilities.org/national-program

Website: http://www.reelabilities.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReelAbilities

Twitter: @ReelAbilities


Based in Oakland, California, Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers. Join them for exhibition openings and events!

Screen shot from the Creative Growth website: http://creativegrowth.org/category/news/

Website: http://creativegrowth.org/category/news/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Growth-Art-Center-Oakland/102852449753836

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29144518@N06/

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AmBAG Glows at Good Morning Club

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People all over the world, gaze with wonder at the world-renowned Amazing Race. Huge numbers of watchers from all walks of life follow the journey with thrill for the task and trial, the participating partners travail.

Meanwhile, in the world of Game Changers and Change Makers, a different amazing race is about to end, and many supporters and cheerers all over the world (literally), and in the world of entertainment industry is anticipating who would prevail!

I am referring to the Friendly Challenge between best buddies: ‘Chief ThorMentor’ Doc Anton Mari Lim and ‘SuperMentoree’ Josh Mahinay, and their support groups, Team Doc Anton and Team Josh. The Race-to-100 Sales’ days are numbered! Yes! Barely 3 days more!

In case you missed the blog updates, or you’ve just seen this entry, here are the links to earlier posts. These include the AmBAG Campaign blurb, until the last update. (Click…

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From:PepperItForward quotations. rt @lvhelpgro: my favorite way to do good is… – lvhelpgro | @scoopit http://t.co/qc7hlh6b. From:PepperItForward quotations

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Philippine Innovators Unite: The Hapinoy-Visayan Forum Partnership

Here is only a highlight from the link below:

http://www.hapinoy.com/featured_articles/innovators_unite.html

For almost five years, the Hapinoy Store Program has worked with women micro entrepreneurs towards the growth of their sari-sari stores and their personal development as entrepreneurs. MicroVentures Foundation (MVF), through the Hapinoy Program, takes a giant step forward by partnering with Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VF)

VF is a Philippine-based NGO known for its innovative work for the empowerment of vulnerable migrants, especially victims of human trafficking, domestic servitude and other forms of exploitation through building social movements, and advocating for policies and delivering of services.

Bam Aquino, President of MVF and Co-founder of Hapinoy says, “We are more than excited with our partnership with the Visayan Forum.  We are hopeful that by nurturing, developing and supporting micro businesses in poor communities, the Hapinoy Program can be a significant deterrent in human trafficking."  

Training these sari-sari storeowners and putting them into a level of sustaining their businesses is a strategy to alleviate poverty for Filipinos. But with this kind of partnership, human trafficking through economic empowerment becomes a powerful intervention.

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Help a Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs! @BriggyHall

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Big Love for Briggy
A Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs to jumpstart their businesses and build on their scrumptious passions!
Our Story & Impact
The name ‘Briggy Hall’ was derived from the Filipino word barangay, which means a small community. The concept builds on the Filipino value of bayanihan, referring to the spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. Launched last November 25, 2011, Briggy Hall is a community-based social business model that helps start up food entrepreneurs launch their passions by providing them with a 5-point promise of Booth, Buddies, Brains, Biz and Buck:

• Booth: Stall space in the community cafe at a friendly rental rate.
• Buddies: Foot traffic of food enthusiasts to support new food ideas.
• Brains: Educational videos and seminars featuring successful Filipino food entrepreneurs.
• Biz: Business support such as special startup rates from suppliers.
• Buck: Revolving fund to be loaned to aspiring entrepreneurs in the marginalized sector.

The brainchild of the corporate social responsibility advocate Ivanna Aguiling, the 100-square-metre food hall serves as an incubation space for budding food entrepreneurs to test their scrumptious creations. Briggy Hall aims to help launch 48 food businesses every year with the belief that creating more businesses can help increase a family’s income and provide more employment opportunities.

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Big Love for Briggy A Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs to jumpstart their businesses and build on their scrumptious passions!

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Big Love for Briggy: A Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs

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Big Love for Briggy

A Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs to jumpstart their businesses and build on their scrumptious passions!

Our Story & Impact

The name ‘Briggy Hall’ was derived from the Filipino word barangay, which means a small community. The concept builds on the Filipino value of bayanihan, referring to the spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective. Launched last November 25, 2011, Briggy Hall is a community-based social business model that helps start up food entrepreneurs launch their passions by providing them with a 5-point promise of Booth, Buddies, Brains, Biz and Buck:

• Booth: Stall space in the community cafe at a friendly rental rate.
• Buddies: Foot traffic of food enthusiasts to support new food ideas.
• Brains: Educational videos and seminars featuring successful Filipino food entrepreneurs.
• Biz: Business support such as special startup rates from suppliers.
• Buck: Revolving fund to be loaned to aspiring entrepreneurs in the marginalized sector.

The brainchild of the corporate social responsibility advocate Ivanna Aguiling, the 100-square-metre food hall serves as an incubation space for budding food entrepreneurs to test their scrumptious creations. Briggy Hall aims to help launch 48 food businesses every year with the belief that creating more businesses can help increase a family’s income and provide more employment opportunities.

Since its inception, Briggy Hall has helped launch 5 businesses in the market, which includes Milky and Sunny, Sarap 88, Eleanor’s Kitchen, Tokwa’t Boboy, FILI (Food from Home) and Chuck's Wagon. The food haven in East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City is also home to Filipino made organic products like muscovado sugar, golden egg (organic version of salted egg, coloured with ginger), shade-grown coffee and cacao (a dark chocolate).

Briggy Hall is not just about satisfying the hungry tummy; it is about providing micro-enterprise opportunities for the marginalized sector.

What Briggy Needs

We at Briggy Hall need support to reach our goals of helping and providing opportunities for startup entrepreneurs. We need funds to deliver our 5-point promise of providing booths (store space), buddies (marketing for highest food traffic), brains (educational videos and seminars), biz (closing partnership deals for startup entreps) and buck (revolving fund for startup entreps in the marginalized sector).

Thus, we would like to ask for your help as we raise $2,200 in 45 days. Your contributions will be part of a greater investment that aims to promote entrepreneurship as a means of livelihood for those in the lower socio-economic classes. With a minimum donation of $10, even YOU can help fuel someone's dream of creating good, delicious and quality food.

Other Ways to Help

Monetary contributions will be a great help for Briggy Hall to continually fulfill its mission in encouraging Filipinos to start their own business. Briggy Hall serves as an avenue for the formation of community of small-medium enterprises. Each dollar will truly go a long way. But aside from taking part in raising funds, one may also help us with our cause by:

1. Liking Briggy Hall's official Facebook page (http://facebook.com/briggyhall) and visiting our other social network sites.
2. Sharing the advocacy with your family and friends through word-of-mouth and social networks. 
3. Writing an article or blogging about Briggy Hall and its mission of helping local food entrepreneurs.
4. Referring individuals and companies who can sponsor Briggy Hall events and provide support for our micro-enterprises.
5. Visiting Briggy Hall at East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo with your friends and families to get a taste of our delicious homegrown offerings.

If you want to get further involved, you may send your name, e-mail and number to briggyhall@gmail.com!

 

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