The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL) are proud to once again, call for applications to the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey on June 1-3, 2012.
In the Philippines today, there is an underlying culture of patronage, corruption and deceit. This has resulted in broken institutions, poverty, mistrust of government among citizens, and abuse of the underprivileged. A vacuum of moral leadership in critical areas of national life is impeding the country’s progress.
“Since the program’s inception in November of 2010, we have been blessed to have had five batches of young leaders undergoing the formation program, bringing our growing nucleus of Journey graduates to 139,” NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa says.
Using Ninoy and Cory Aquino as role models, the program seeks to reintroduce spirituality as a major foundation for Filipino leadership. Harnessing their innate values systems, the participants take part in a process of self-reflection that will ultimately lead to self-transformation and self-commitment for others and country.
“We are proud of our Journey graduates as they have excelled in their communities – winning several national awards and attending other prestigious leadership conferences. But more than that, we are at awe as they have embraced a life of service and mission,” Lopa shares.
Together with White Knight Hotel Intramuros, the program invites the youth leaders to undergo a 3-day transformative experience and be living witnesses of leadership. It is the hope of the Foundation that the young persons will be moved to commit to a life of service and mission through effective and impactful community work. The objectives of the program are:
- To reintroduce models of leadership based from the lives of Ninoy and Cory Aquino
- To realize that spirituality, faith and love are values that anchor one’s life
- To build communal experiences in spirituality with other youth leaders
- To respond to a life of love through the call for action
- To appreciate a life of sacrifice that is deeply rooted in one’s faith
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey is open to all Filipino citizens, 18 – 21 yrs. old, and at least a college sophomore (or the equivalent) at the time of the application period.
Deadline of application is on April 18, 2012. Kindly send all accomplished forms to:
The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Secretariat
5/F Jose Cojuangco & Sons Building
119 Dela Rosa corner Castro Streets
Legaspi Village, Makati 1229