Themes of the Program

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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone
across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa

In this updated program, the primary themes focus on: Civic Education (such as citizen participation, grassroots democracy, rule of law, anti-bullying, and/or other mission priorities); Youth Leadership Development (such as team building, public speaking, negotiation, goal setting, and project planning); Respect for Diversity (including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, and disabilities); and Community Engagement (social/corporate responsibility, volunteerism, and philanthropy). All these themes are crucial aspects of developing the kind of cross-ethnic relationships and understanding that allow for peaceful coexistence and cooperation in the leadership of the Mindanao region.