Spotlight on Student-Athletes in Mindanao

Spotlight on Student-Athletes in Mindanao

Not long after I arrived in Davao City, late 2017, I was put in touch with people involved in a sports-related peace project in Mindanao: the Mindanao Peace Games (MPG). Under the MPG banner, fourteen universities and colleges from all six regions of Mindanao work together to promote peace, youth leadership and women empowerment.

A few months ago I started volunteering for the MPG team as a writer and communications officer. During and after an event in late July in Butuan City — the Mindanao Leadership Summit for Athletes (MLSA) — I interviewed several of the student-athletes that took part in the MLSA. Three of these interviews were published on the website of MindaNews, the news service arm of the Mindanao Institute of Journalism.

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In their respective interviews, Hananiya, Jana and Dana talked to me about being student-athletes and coaches, their local community work, and their views on how to achieve peace and unity in Mindanao:

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