The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) and Ninoy & Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL) call for applications from Visayas Youth Leaders to join the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey (Batch 10) on June 28 – 30, 2013.
NCAF is proud to announce that with the help of local individuals from the private sector in Cebu, the youth leadership program is brought closer to the Visayan regions.
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.
“This batch marks a historic milestone for the youth leadership program,” NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa says. “More than being our tenth batch for college students, this marks our first Visayas run, and by this batch, we would have extended the community to three hundred Filipino young people moved by the Filipino model of leadership embodied in the lives Ninoy and Cory Aquino.”
“We are much grateful for our friends from the private sector in Cebu, led by Mr. Gabby Cruz,” NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa says. “Without whom, the program would never have gotten this far.”
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.
Together with program partners, Cebu Pacific Air and 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 & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey is open to all Filipino citizens residing in Visayas, 18 – 21 yrs. old, and at least a college sophomore (or the equivalent) at the time of the application period.
Interested applicants may contact:
Ms. Jeshamar Villasis, Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Secretariat
The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation
5/F Jose Cojuangco and Sons Building
119 Dela Rosa corner Castro Sts.
1229 Legaspi Village, Makati City
Republic of the Philippines
Tel Nos. (02)892.2950, (02)892.5360
Mobile No. (0918) 990.5769
Deadline of application is on Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:00 PM via post at the NCAF office or via e-mail. Based from the application process, thirty (30) Visayan youth leaders will be selected to participate in the program.
Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF)
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation traces its roots to the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation (BSAF), established by the late Senator’s widow in November 1983 to perpetuate his legacy. BSAF became her vehicle for continuing to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) that played a key role in empowering communities and reviving democratic institutions alongside her administration.
On August 21, 2008, BSAF launched the iamninoy campaign with the help of creative and merchandise partners to introduce Ninoy Aquino to new generations of Filipinos as a fitting commemoration of his 25th death anniversary. Using the senator’s iconic eyeglasses as its visual signature, the campaign invited young Filipinos to look at society “through Ninoy’s eyes” and to surface the selfless hero inside them.
Today, NCAF seeks to build on the legacy of Ninoy and Cory by supporting activities that embody the spirit of People Power as a strong and positive force for social change in a robust democracy.
Ninoy & Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL)
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership is an institution established with the help of Drs. Rolando and Rosalinda Hortaleza of Splash Corporation. NCACL seeks to identify, form, nurture and recognize individuals who, through a process of self-transformation, can develop into a community of empowering, world-class leaders.