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Qiyamul Layl in Taguig City: A first for UVPN

Bismillah.
For years, the United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) had been conducting one of its major activities every Ramadhan which is very  well known as “Qiyamul Layl”. The program which is usually scheduled within the last ten days of Ramadhan, starts with a series of Islamic lectures after Tarawih prayer and ends with the participants praying tahajjud and eating shuhur together. This great event started in the Ramadhan of 2006 in Sultan Kudarat and was widely accepted and participated by many—from high school students to members of the community. Since then, every year UVPN have been working on and improving the Qiyamul Layl in Sultan Kudarat as a collaborative effort of the Muslim youth to anticipate and prepare for the greatest night in Ramadhan that may come only once every year: the Laylatul Qadr or the Night of Power.  
This year though, is different. For Alhamdulillah, UVPN had finally implemented two sets of Qiyamul Layl: one in Kutawato (Cotabato) and the other one, in Taguig City which is a first time for UVPN.
The UVPN Qiyamul Layl 2013, with the theme: “Self Reformation: a gateway to Peace and Progress” was held last August 2, 2013 (25th day of Ramadhan) at the Green Mosque Compound, IRM Road, New Bicutan, Taguig City. It was well participated by more than 200 people from the nearby Muslim community. The four sets of lectures delivered by three great Islamic lecturers done during the program had a great impact on the audiences. The community was indeed grateful that such kind of activity started in their place, and they hope these kinds of activities initiated by the youths will continue.
The Qiyamul Layl in Taguig City made possible through the great blessings of Allah and the efforts of not just the few UVPN members in the area but also due to the efforts, support and contribution of many volunteers and Muslim brothers and sisters in the area. Without them, indeed the success of the program will remain as a dream. The UVPN in Taguig and Manila—and the UVPN family as a whole—is indeed grateful to the following people/groups: the Imam in Green Mosque, Imam Abdulhamid; the IRM Tambayanyouth volunteers; the Abo Family; the the Ponga Sisters; Mr. and Mrs. Compania; the Basman Family for the LCD Projector; Dr. Abdullah from UPCM; our three lecturers namely Hasim Iskak, Ustadz Abdurrahim Masdal, and Ustadz Abdulhamid Pigkawlan; and all the participants from the community during the said event.

May Allah reward us all for all the efforts we did for His sake. May Allah continue to shower His blessings to the Muslim Ummah, especially the Muslim youths. Ameen.
MORE PHOTOS:

UVPN in Taguig and some Youth Volunteers

2012 PEACE.TECH YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

National Youth Ambassadors for Peace Program 2012 Peace Tech, Inc. will be launching its National Youth Ambassadors for Peace Program with the theme “Kabataang Kumikilos para sa Kapayapaan” through holding a workshop for selected young leaders in Maraw…

Working Together Amidst Adversities

UVPN Volunteers repacking goods for donationRELIEF OPERATION for ‘SENDONG’ VICTIMSRecognizing the importance of working together in extending generosity to attain ALLAH S.W.T.’s Pleasure, Mercy and Forgiveness, especially in times of calamities, the Un…

3rd Islamic Leadership Training

UVPN Conducts 3nd Islamic Leadership Training

United Voices for Peace Network-SKIA Chapter conducted its third Islamic Leadership Training and Peace Workshop last December 25-26, 2011 in Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy Social Hall, Brgy. Bulalo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao with the theme “Enlightened and Empowered Muslim Youth Leader: An Effective Peace-Builder”.
Using the Lift-Core Strategy or Learning-By-Doing Approach that was utilized in the said activity, applicants of UVPN-SKIA Chapter and invited non-UVPNian participants had truly internalized the significant Islamic learning imparted throughout the training program. There are four essential components of the program that enhanced the learning experience of the participants which are:
Shaping Khalifah Personality which inculcated among the participants their role as Khalifah of ALLAH S.W.T. and the significant duties and responsibilities to perform. Introduced during this part are appropriate attitudes and values to possess in order for them to fulfill the great role of being a Righteous Khalifa, In Shaa Allah;
Islamic Leadership Skills Enhancement which emphasized the Islamic leadership styles of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. The essential attributes and roles of an effective Muslim youth leader must have, were also introduced;

UVPN Islamic Leadership Training 2
Islamic Way of Attaining Peace laid down the Islamic strategies and approaches to attain the true face of peace and progress in the Bangsamoro Homeland and the world as a whole; and,
The Power of Working as One Ummah made the participants appreciate the impact of working collaboratively to attain ALLAH S.W.T.’s Pleasure, Mercy and Forgiveness in the world and the hereafter. The spirit of working as one Ummah, as one great brotherhood that transcends ethnic affiliation or race is the essence in creating a more-fulfilling Islamic community.
At the end of the day, mixed emotions were felt by the participants as those life-changing lessons were implanted within their heart. Filled with new hope for a better tomorrow, these new sets of young leaders will In shaa Allah contribute big changes through a different way: leading in an entirely Islamic way, Alhamdulillah!
“ALHAMDULLILLAH! It was indeed a very successful Islamic Leadership Training.” said Hasmiene Ibrahim of UVPN SKIA “With the help of ALLAH (SWT), we were able to meet our objectives. 
In fact, I received a lot of positive comments from the participants right after the activity proper. They informed me that they are starting to leave their lives in an ISLAMIC WAY. They feel how it differs to be closer to ALLAH, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful. May HE continue to ponder guidance among us. In sha ALLAH.”
Here are some photos during the training:
Participants listing down the “Attributes of a Good Islamic Leader”

 

Group Discussions among Female Particpants

Team-Building Through Fun Games

Team-Building


QURBAN PROJECT 2011

Sohayl reaching out the donations to the poor

During the Eidul Adha last November 6, 2011 a Qurban (Animal Sacrifice) project was held in Maguindanao. Qurban is a regular tradition of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and until now are being done  by able Muslims during the last and Holy Month of Dhul Hijja. This is also the month of Pilgrimage or Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam: Hajj. The meats of the sacrificed animals (goats, sheep, cows or camels) will then be distributed to the poor families in the community, who cannot even afford such provisions. This is just one of the wonderful Islamic practices that strengthens brotherhood among Muslims and promotes charity and humility among them: sharing whatever blessings Allah may have given to them to the less-fortunate.

In the Qurban Project 2011, UVPN was assigned to Distribute the “donations” to various places as the Darul Aytam Cotabato in Brgy. Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Magindanao and Tukananes, Cotabato City.

Sponsors of the said activity were Singaporean friends of Dr. Siti Mariam Salasal, the head of Cotabato Inter-Communal Initiatives. The slaughtering of Qurban took place in Brgy. Linek, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao last November 6, 2011.


 

May Allah bless each soul who helped in making this project a possibility, Alhamdulillah. And may His love and mercy be sent upon us all and keep this Ummah united. Ameen.

A Healthy Body, leads to a Healthy Islamic Life!

Who says you have to be part of the Varsity team to have a healthy life style? UVPN-Lanao will try to prove that statement wrong!Taking a pose after the tiring gameAs part of developing physical fitness among UVPNians, applicants, aspirants and members…

UVPN Sends Delegates for Peace Caravan in Davao

Twelve (12) UVPNians attended the Peace Caravan entitled Mindanao Peace Youth Festival with a theme “Raising Voices for Peace: A Youth Culture and Arts Festival for Peace ” organized by Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) in Davao City, Davao del Sur last De…

UVPN Programs

Bismillah. In the name of Allah the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
Alhamdulillah. All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all beings.

By request from our members and applicants alike, we have finally posted the recorded Programs and Activities of UVPN Throughout Mindanao and Palawan. Other programs may not have been included in this table due to our failure to document them, may Allah correct us if we missed some of them. Please feel free to email us, or post your comments below if you found some of these erroneous, shukran!
email us: urvoice4peace@yahoo.com

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Program Title
Dates and Area of Implementation
Actors / Partners
Inauguration of MSU Chapter
September 1, 2007 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus.
UVPN-MSU
Sale for a Cause
September 3-8, 2007 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN SKIA
Trainers’ Training I
December 24, 2007 at ORC Compound, Cotabato City
UVPN, Inspired Youth Optimistic Guild representatives
Trainers’ Training II
December 25, 2007 at Parang, Maguindanao.
UVPN, MSU-Seasider Students & Professionals Organization
Over-Night Leadership Training
February 16, 2008 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus
UVPN-MSU
2009 Islamic Leadership Training and Peace Workshop
December 27-28, 2009 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN-SKIA
2010 Islamic Leadership Training and Peace Workshop
October 29-30, 2010 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN-SKIA

SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAMS

Program Title
Dates and Area of Implementation
Actors / Partners
Program on Lailatul Qadr Vigil
October 14, 2006 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN, Muslim Youth Brotherhood, Inc.
Three-Day Islamic Seminar and Leadership Training
May 27-29,2007 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN-SKIA
Pre-Ramadhan Symposium “Ramadhan: Burden or Blessing”
September 12, 2007 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus.
UVPN-MSU
One-Night UVPN Youth Program on the Night of Power Vigil
October 6, 2007 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN, United Muslim Youth Association
Pre-Ramadan Symposium “Relevance of Ramadan on the Contemporary Bangsamoro Society”
September, 2008 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
UVPN-MSU
One-Night UVPN Youth Program on the Night of Power Vigil
September 21, 2009 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy Annex Campus, Cotabato City.
UVPN (SKIA, SK, MSU)
Forum on “The Existence of God and Resurrection”
February, 2009 at Mindanao State Unversity-Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
UVPN-MSU and Risalie-Nur Institute-Philippines
2010 One-Night Youth Program on the Night of Power Vigil Part I
September 5, 2010 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy Main Campus, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
UVPN
2010 One-Night Youth Program on the Night of Power Vigil Part II
September 7, 2010 at Masjid Salaamah, Dona Teresa St., Cotabato City.
UVPN
Grand Qiyamul Layl 2011
August 27, 2011 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academyy.
UVPN National

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS

Program Title
Dates and Area of Implementation
Actors / Partners
First Maguindanao Qur’anic Essay Writing and Washiyah Contest
October 5 and 14, 2006 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN
“Panguyat Ko Kungudaan”- A Youth Empowerment Seminar-Workshop
December 27, 2007 at Matanog, Maguindanao.
UVPN with MSU-Seasider Students and Professionals Organization
10-day Youth Empowerment and Leadership Training Program
April, 2008 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN SKIA
1st Islamic Quiz Challenge
August 2008 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
UVPN-MSU

PEACE & UNITY PROMOTION PROGRAMS

Program Title
Dates and Area of Implementation
Actors / Partners
Half-day Seminar on Promoting Peace I
July 16, 2005 at Cotabato City Institute.
UVPN and ACCESS from Cotabato City Institute
Half-Day Seminar on Promoting Peace II
July 23, 2005 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN and ACCESS from Cotabato City Institute
Three-Day Islamic Seminar and Leadership Training
May 27-29,2007 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN-SKIA
1st UVPN-MSU Inter-Ethnic Dialogue
February 23, 2008 at Mindanao State University-Main Campus
UVPN-MSU
Dialogue of Civilizations: A United Front for the Preservation of Belief
February, 2009 at Mindanao State University, Main Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
UVPN-MSU and Risalei-Nur Institute-Philippines
Forum on Harmonious Co-existence
May 3-4, 2009 in El Manuel Convention Center, Cotabato City
UVPN with Cotabato Inter-communal Initiatives (CICI)
2009 Islamic Leadership Training and Peace Workshop
December 27-28, 2009 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy
UVPN
2010 Islamic Leadership Training and Peace Workshop
October 29-30, 2010 at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy.
UVPN
Project Risaalah: Sharing the Message of Islam
June 25, 2011 at Grandstand, MSU-Main, Marawi City
UVPN-MSU with Nur-Assalam Project
UVPN Grand Iftar Extension 2011: Palawan
August 28-29, 2011 at Grand Mosque, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
UVPN with Muslim Student Association-Palawan and CICI
UVPN Grand Iftar Extension 2011: Davao
August 29, 2011 at Almasjido Salaam, Sangilangan Muslim Village, Ma-a, Davao City
UVPN and CICI
UVPN Grand Iftar Extension 2011: Sulu
August 29, 2011, Masjid Godinez, Jolo, Sulu
UVPN, MSU-LHS Alumni volunteers and CICI

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Program Title
Dates and Area of Implementation
Actors / Partners
Joint Relief Operations 2009
May 2, 2009 in the Municipalities of Talitay and Datu Anggal, Maguindanao
UVPN with Cotabato Inter-Communal Initiatives, Guinakit Philippines Foundation, Inc. and Islamic Da’wah and Guidance International
Tasa-ud I: A Charity Program for the Madrasah Students
May 16, 2009 in Madrasatu Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
Tasa-ud II: A Charity Program for the Madrasah Students
May 20, 2009 in Madrasatu Nurol-Huda Al-Islamie, Parang, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
Tasa-ud III: A Charity Program for the Madrasah Students
May 21, 2009 in Madrasatu Langkong Al-Islamie, Matanog, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
Tasa-ud IV: A Charity Program for the Madrasah Students
May 31, 2009 in Nahda Central Academy, Arabic Department
UVPN and other sponsors
Joint Relief Operations 2010
November 27 and 28, 2010 in the Municipalities of Sultan Kudarat and Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
UVPN with Cotabato Inter-Communal Initiatives, Guinakit Philippines Foundation, Inc. and Islamic Da’wah and Guidance International
UVPN Tasa-ud 2010 Part I: Charity Extension for the Orphans
May 15, 2010 in Markaj Ibn Taymiya, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
UVPN Tasa-ud 2010 Part II: Charity Extension for the Madrasah Students
May 22, 2010 in Madrasatu Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
Qurban Distribution Program for flood victims
November 16, 2010 in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
UVPN and other sponsors
Relief Operations for the flood victims
July 3, 2011 in the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat,
UVPN and other sponsors
Project Iqra: Community visit to child ccenters and orphanage
June 26, 2011 in Bacolod-Kalawi, Lanao del Sur
UVPN-MSU

AWARDS, DELEGATIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS

Delegations
• Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP) / Access to Community and Civic Enrichment for Students (ACCESS) Years II, III, IV and V at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A.
• Youth Exchange Study Program at Moniteau High School, Pensylvania and Green Sea Floyds High School, South Carolina, U.S.A.
• Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students & Youth (JENESYS)
• Mindanao Young Leaders Parliament (MYLP)
• 2008 Lanao Youth Congress
• International Workshops on Culture, Youth & Development
• 2009 Lanao Summer Youth Camp
• Ayala Foundation Youth Camp
• Muslim Youth Leaders Assembly
• Ayala Youth Leaders Congress
• Peace Workshops
• Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Kabataan 2010 National Winner
• American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines’ Business Orientation Program

Grand Iftar Extension: Davao

As part of the Grand Iftar Series 2011, the United Voices for Peace Network had sponsored a one-day Grand Iftar in Al-Masjido Salaam, Sangilangan Muslim Village, Ma-a, Davao City  last August 29, 2011. This program is part of the series of Iftar …

Grand Iftar Extension: Sulu

In coordination with Muslim Youth Volunteers in Sulu and Zamboanga, the United Voices for Peace Network had sponsored a one-day Grand Iftar in Masjid Godinez, Jolo, Sulu last August 29, 2011. This program is part of the series of Iftar Programs conduct…

Grand UVPN Iftar Extension-Palawan

The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) in coordination with Muslim Student Association (MSA)- Palawan Chapter sponsored a two-day iftar with theme: “Strengthening Muslim Unity through Extending Generosity” at Palawan Grand Mosque, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan  last August 28-29, 2011. The said iftar is part of UVPN’s extended activity for the Holy month of Ramadhan in the light of seeking the pleasure of All-Mighty Allah. Some estimated 60 (35 men & 20 women) Muslim-Palaweño were able to benefit from the program, Alhamdulillah.

This program, aside from sharing the blessings from the Most Gracious Allah, becomes an instrument in uniting Muslims despite the geographical and cultural gap existing between different Muslim minority groups specifically the Muslims in Mindanao and Palawan.

Palawan Grand Mosque

 

Other Similar Iftar programs were also conducted simultaneously in various places in Mindana like Jolo, Sulu, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur, and Davao City as part of the Extension Program of UVPN. (Reports on these programs will be posted soon, InshaAllah).
With Reports from Ms. Fatima Magbanua and MSA Palawan .

Iqra Program

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.It’s already been some months that we have not posted in this blog. The group had been so much busy with so many activities during Ramadhan (especially the main Event, our Grand Qiyamul Layl). But A…

Project Risaalah: Sharing the Message of Islam.

Date of Implementation: June 25, 2011Marawi CityUVPN-MSU Marawi’s Project RisaalahInitiated by UVPN-Marawi Chapter in partnership with Nur-Assalam Project, this activity was held last June 25, 2011 at Grandstand, MSU-Main Marawi City. All 10 recipie…

GRAND QIYAMUL LAYL SYMPOSIUM 2011

[NOTE: Actual Documentations of the Grand Qiyamul Layl will be posted soon, InshaAllah. This post is the Project Rationale before the program was held]

The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) is an organization composed of enthused and empowered Moro youth leaders from the areas of Basilan, Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Maguindanao, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga who are united and committed to voice out and act together for the enlightenment, empowerment and development of the Bangsamoro people in order to attain ALLAH S.W.T.’s Pleasure, Forgiveness and Mercy that will give way to the true face of PEACE and PROGRESS in Southern Philippines. Since its establishment in 2005, UVPN has been very active in upholding its noble advocacy through conducting Islamic Seminars and Symposiums, Leadership Trainings, Dialogues and Outreach Programs in different Moro communities with the sole intention of Pleasing ALLAH S.W.T.


Recognizing the efficacy of the Holy Month of Ramadhan in inculcating the divine importance of “Tawbat” or self-reformation among Muslim believers, the UVPN will be holding its Grand Qiyamul Layl Symposium 2011 with the theme: “Self-Reformation: A Gateway to Peace and Progress” on August 27-28, 2011. 8:30pm-4:00am at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy-Annex Compound, Cotabato City. It is an annual grand activity being undertaken by the organization which aims to make the Bangsamoro people aware of the significant role of self-reformation being taught by Ramadhan in attaining peace and progress in Southern Philippines and to promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership among them in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to many problems confronting them and various misconceptions against the Muslim Ummah as a whole. This event has been annually held within the last ten days of Ramadhan, wherein the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) can be witnessed by every Muslim (as in the Hadith of our Prophet, S.A.W). The event will be participated by hundreds of Muslims in doingibadaah (worship) together for one night. The highlights of the activity are: praying Salatu At-Taraweeh together, Islamic Symposium, Qur’an Reading, praying Salatu At-Tahajjud together; and having Shuhr together.. This is a great avenue for our people, young and old, to work for the sake of Allah in Unity and in Harmony.



We are humbly asking assistance from our generous brothers and sisters by means of donating any amount of financial aid that we can use to defray our expenses. Next to Almighty ALLAH S.W.T.’s Grace and Mercy, we believe that your generosity will greatly help in making this event a success.

The following are the Objectives of this Program:


General Objectives:
• To make the Bangsamoro people aware of the significant role of self-reformation being taught by Ramadhan in attaining peace and progress in Southern Philippines.
• To promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership among them in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to many problems confronting them and various misconceptions against the Muslim Ummah as a whole.

Specific Objectives: 

The participants are expected:

• To have strong Taqwa and Aqeedah for them to behave in such manners as described in the Holy Teachings of ISLAM;
• To re-echo to their families the significant teachings they will learn from the activity;
• To help in the promotion in their communities of the complete and absolute practice of ISLAM as a way of life; and
• To help in the eradication of various misconceptions on ISLAM among non-Muslims by dealing with them in righteous ways as encouraged in the Holy Qur’an.


For more information please contact the following:

Hamodi Tiboron                          09194857979  email: hamodi_16@yahoo.com
Jelfaad  Salik                              09169421065, email: jelly_fahd@yahoo.com
Fairoz Abdulkadir
(Finance Committee Head)            09053801384, email: roz_589@yahoo.com

UVP Cotabato Relief Operations

July 2, 2011THE SITUATION (and how we made a change)This is what’s happening now somewhere in Cotabato The whole pathway is floodedKids playing with their father’s PedicabOthers would stay at the top of a tricycle to keep themselves dryAnd Boats a…

Relief Goods for Cotabato Flood Victims.

The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) will be conducting our First batch of Relief Operations on Saturday, July 2, 2011 to Cotabato. We are still accepting donations (Monetary units, or used clothes, and the like). Please reach the following contacts for different Areas.

For Cotabato Areas:                         Sohayl: 09058821456
For Marawi and Lanao Areas:           Maff: 09056491313
                                                       Hamodi: 09194857979
For Zamboanga and Nearby Areas:   Ahmad: 09067715113

InshaAllah, a second batch will follow.

                            “LET US ALL WORK HAND in HAND for the sake of ALLAH!”

News Wrappers:

“As of Friday (June 24), 76,559 families or 382,788 individuals were still affected by floods in the whole of Region 12, the Department of Social Welfare and Development reported.

In Cotabato City, Zorahayda Taha, DSWD-12 regional director, placed the number of flood-affected families inside evacuation centers at 9,077 families or 45,385 individuals, up from last Saturday’s 6,107 families or an estimated 30,535 persons…”  from: http://www.mindanews.com

“Around 21,855 of them are still staying in their homes despite being submerged in water, 4,597 families are currently staying in schools, 2,725 are sheltering in tents, while 665 are in covered courts.

Local officials said as of June 21, 27 out of the 34 barangays in the city were affected by the waist to chest-deep flood.” from: www.abs-cbnnews.com

From Balitapinoy.net

From MindanaoExaminer.net

From Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph)

Tasa’ud 2011

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TASA’UD: UVPN’s Charity Program Part VII
BUILDING A NEW HOPE

            As part of the celebration of its 6th Foundation Anniversary on June 25, 2011, the United Voices for Peace Network will be having its Tasa’ud Part VII: Building a New Hope with Madrasah Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie in Banubo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao as its beneficiary. The organization will be facilitating the repair of the said Madrasah, that is highly affected by the succeeding floods that hit the area. 

          UVPN is now calling the attention of those people who have the heart of extending generosity to those who are in need. Interested individuals may drop their donations at our main office at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy Compound, Bulalo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. You may also leave your comments here, contact us through our e-mail address urvoice4peace@yahoo.com or call or text us through 09194857979 or 09065031828.

DESCRIPTION/RATIONALE:

            Every Muslim child is obligated to know his/her religion – Islam. One effective way of doing this is to attend classes in Madrasah (i.e. Islamic/Arabic schools), where there are Ustadzes (Muslim Teachers) who teach everything about Islam.

            

          Madrasah Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie is an Islamic/Arabic school located in Banubo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, built with the initiatives of the people in the community. It is the only Madrasah present in that Baranggay. Unfortunately, during the 2008 and 2009 mass flood in the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat and the City of Cotabato, the Madrasah was seriously affected. The students and teachers cannot anymore use the rooms in the first floor because mud, soil, and dirt filled the rooms. Thus, the students and teachers are forced to fit themselves in the remaining rooms at the second floor. They divide each room into two, to accommodate other grades and level. They conduct two classes in one room with only one chalkboard. The chalkboards are overused and some are damaged, so the ustadzes cannot anymore use them well.

   How can a student internalize and comprehend the lectures in an environment which is not conducive for learning? We need a group of people who will dare to take actions to address these problems.

  Thus, the United Voices for Peace Network will be conducting its “Tasa-ud Part VII: Building a New Hope” on June 19-25, 2011 at the said Madrasah. As an organization that works out for peace and progress, UVPN designed this program primarily to promote education through improvement of needed facilities and to make the Madrasah students internalize their importance in the Bangsamoro Homeland as peace-builders, as “Islam” connotes “Peace” which is being taught in Madrasah like Madrasah Imamud-Da’wah Al-Islamie. 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

To promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to various problems confronting the Bangsamoro especially in Islamic Education.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

 

  • To promote the quality of Islamic education given by Madrasahs by means of improvement of the facilities essential in the learning process.

  • To make the Madrasah students aware that they have very essential roles to be played in promoting peace and progress in the Bangsamoro Homeland.

  • To urge the students live in accordance with Islamic teachings, peacefully and progressively.

ACTIVITIES:

1.    Improvement of Classrooms

Through the donations to be received by the UVPN from different individuals, communities, and non-government organizations:

  • Chairs, tables, and classroom walls will be repaired and fixed by the UVPN Officers, members, and applicants, with the help of the Madrasah students and teachers;

  • Chalkboards will be made and provided by the UVPN members and officers; and

  • Chalks, erasers, pens, and class records will be given to the teachers.

2.    Lectures-Discussion

Selected youth leaders will be discussing the following topics:

  • Concept of Peace in ISLAM

  • Role of the Youth in Promoting Peace and Progress in the Bangsamoro Homeland

  • Contemporary Conditions Confronting the Whole Bangsamoro People

3.    Workshops

UVPN members, officers, and applicants will be facilitating workshops related to the topics stipulated above.


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Why Tasa-ud?
             Aside from the relief operations being conducted annually in partnership with Cotabato Inter-Communal Initiatives (CiCi), Muslim Youth Union of the Philippines (MUSYUPHIL), Mabuhay Club Singapore, Ginakit Philippines Foundation, Inc and Cotabato Canari Motorcycle Club for both wars and floods affected areas in Southern Philippines, the United Voices for Peace Network-UVPN (formerly known as Voice of the Youth for Peace and Orderliness-VYPO) also extends its helping hand to different Madrasah (Islamic Schools) and Daarul Aytam (Islamic Orphanages) in the area under its Tasa-ud: Charity Program.  As “Tasa-ud” is an Arabic term which means “Helping one Another”, UVPN asks donations from local officials, NGOs, friends and relatives to fund its charitable undertakings. In this sense, UVPN serves as a bridge for those people who want to extend their generosity to those who are in need. 

UVPN’s Tasa’ud in previous years

        Since 2009, UVPN has successfully conducted six activities under this program. It has managed to gain the trust of many individuals, urging them to support this UVPN’s noble undertaking.

Tasa-ud Part I to IV: Touching Hearts through Helping Hands

  • Madrasah Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie, Sultan Kudarat,Maguindanao last May 16, 2009

  • Madrasah Nurol-Huda Al-Islamie, Parang, Maguindanao last May 20, 2009.

  • Madrasah in Langkong, Matanog,   Maguindanao last May 21, 2009.

  • Arabic Department, Nahda Central Academy, Cotabato City last May 31,2009

Tasa-ud Part V & VI: Putting Smiles through Kindness

  • Orphanage in Markaj Ibn Taimiya Al-Islamie, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao last May 15, 2010.

  • Madrasatu Imamud Da’wah Al-Islamie, Sultan Kudarat,Maguindanao last May 22, 2010.
Madrasah students waiting for their snacks
Baisandra Sandialan facilitating an ice-breaker in her group
Macdum Enca facilitating a group discussion
UVPNians and Madrasah students after the dissemination of simple gifts

Madrasah students drawing their dreams in life

Madrasah students enjoying the snacks prepared by UVPnians

Hamodi Tiboron and Macdum Enca preparing the simple gifts for distribution

Hamodi Tiboron having a short discussion with the kids

Hamzah Dulat and Yuseph Guerrero facilitating a small group discussion

Out-of-School kids

Some of the UVPNians and kids posed for a picture taking

UVPNians enjoying their lunch prepared by Moctar

Madrasah students listening to the short discussion by Hamodi Tiboron