To be able to speak in front of many people is a fear of many, especially at the community level.
Through the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2), with a principle of community-driven development (CDD) where people’s participation in decision-making for project management is highly encouraged, these men and women spoke confidently (or even nervously) to tell their stories of success and hopes for Bangsamoro.
The project helped built their confidence to stand up and get involve in project planning, implementation and sustainability. Their stories tell about the common aspirations of the Bangsamoro (in the camp communities) towards a peaceful and productive community.
MTFRDP/2 is program partnership agreement signed between the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and the Community and Family Services International (CFSI).
It aimed to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system. Moreover, it is in line with the Normalization Aspect of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
Under the project there were 28 socio-economic infrastructure projects implemented such as water system, road, post-harvest facilities, and among others.
It was implemented in the six major camps of the MILF namely: Camp Abubakar, Camp Badre, Camp Bilal, Camp Bushra, Camp Rajamuda and Camp Omar.