Two tightly linked Community Projects with a bright future on Camiguin Island

Two tightly linked Local community Tasks with a bright future on Camiguin Island

Yesterday afternoon two tightly joined Local community Jobs had been formally inaugurated in Yumbing and Agoho on Camiguin Island.

Group Projects – Komunidad sa Baibai

We now wrote about the Kumindad sa Baiabai project a 7 days back. This job with a workshop inside the Balai sa Baibai vacation resort is one of the two connected assignments inaugurated yesterday afternoon.

Dazzling long run vs. no long term

In the title I wrote ” … Projects with a brilliant long term … “. Why? In my now 10 years in this article in the Philippines I saw several very good thoughts and many fantastic tasks crashing inside of some months or a handful of yrs. The reasons for these unlucky crashes have been virtually all over the place the exact:

  • The superior notion came from abroad
  • The funds arrived from overseas
  • The preliminary administration arrived from overseas

Filipinos are very open up and enthusiastic for new suggestions. Impatiently they simply cannot wait around to get started. And if funds flows in from overseas, even the govt welcomes just about any task with open up palms (hmm, open up doors). These projects are instead speedily introduced to the start working day and procedure. As very long as the international project administrators and specialist are on-web page, these assignments prosper like Hibiscus less than the very first sunshine rays.

When the first project is ending and management and duties are handed more than to locals, the slow but pretty much absolutely sure decease starts.  Why? It lacks of supervision, it lacks on administration know-how and generally specialized knowledge is missing. The worst trouble is that in Filipino tradition proactive maintenance is unidentified. One more particularity of the Filipino culture is the weird marriage to funds. Budgeting and preserving are largely lacking know-how.

A failed project
The Earthbag Clinic in the Philippines unsuccessful!

Community dependent multi tier

The two linked tasks in Yumbing and Agoho search much differently.

  • The thoughts arrived from inside of the neighborhood
  • The cash arrived from abroad and from the Philippines
    This multi tier funding produces no dependency of a person source
  • The undertaking is supported by Komunidad sa Baibai, German Cooperation and Coalition for superior Eductaion
  • The administrators and supervisors are Pinoys/Pinays, with only just one exception.
    This leaders had been experienced abroad and recognize the scopes of the assignments
  • The initiatives earn revenue from the initially working day. Split-even will be arrived at inside months


Extended right before the two Local community Assignments had been formally released, a vigorous schooling gave the community managers and supervisors the wanted understanding and self-confidence. The acquired language competence is a helpful side-impact. A alternatively modest prototype-task, the  Camiguin Seaglass , experienced been introduced above a yr ago. This smaller scale pilot challenge permitted all functions a risk-free studying with out any pressure. Faults could be eradicated , crafting capabilities had been improved and components flaws could be improved. In this time also the two workshops ended up possibly make or remodeled.

The Faculty-centered Workshop Middle

The Faculty-dependent Workshop Centre is open up to all learners of the Yumbing National Higher College.
Yesterday, the first workshop to be opened in a ceremony is inside the Yumbing Countrywide Superior University. Guest had been welcomed with audio and dances. The workshop is a light flooded former course place on next floor. 5 alternatively quick speeches gave this instant ceremonial contact. Mrs Luchi Flores, Government Director, discussed the project’s scope and expected impact with a slide demonstrate. Later on Leaders, politicians and a member of the German embassy, Mr. Thorsten Gottfried, Initially Secretary Cultural Affairs, could observe the useful perform of embroideries with their own eyes.

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

The Executive Director’s,  Mrs Luchi Flores’,  presentation: The complete presentation in PowerPoint format is right here.

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

Embroideries have been picked out due to the fact of their high part of abilities/creativeness and their low raw substance and equipment charges.

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

Mr Cocoy Bajuyo, Technical Head of KsB, Mr. Thorsten Gottfried, To start with Secretary Cultural Affairs of the German embassy and Mr. Elden Chamberlain, Chair of Balai sa Baibai and Komunidad sa Baibai

The Community-based mostly Workshop Middle

The second venue yesterday afternoon was the Community-based mostly Workshop Heart situated in the premises of the Balai sa Baibai resort on the sandy beach in Agoho. This workshop center has four duties: Instruction in seaglass jewelery conception and generation – the making of the jewelery – the intercultural encounters amongst travelers/attendees and area creatives – the principal gross sales stage and cultural reward store.

Mr Cocoy Bajuyo showed the treasures to  the guests of the opening ceremony. In the workshop we could study the raw seaglass, the instruments and the exhibition. With a smile on his lips, Mr Cocoy Bajuyo, showed us his most valuable conclusions in a box labeled antiquities. The official ceremony ended with the unveiling of the second commemorative plate outside of the workshop.

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

Unveiling of the memorial plate

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

“Family photo” – no, that’s the official a person …

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

…this is the “real family” image

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

Some “seaglass professionals to be” …

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

… and the genuine seaglass experts checking Cocoy’s antique treasures

Community Projects - Komunidad sa Baibai

Balai sa Baibai friends from Japan stunned us with their standard outfit (… the males most well-liked fairly hassle-free attire)

Do you try to remember her?

Assistant photographer

She had been my assistant photographer. I would like her and the two Local community Assignments a dazzling upcoming.

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