Introducing the IPYG Affiliate Organization – Kutawato Greenland Initiatives Inc (KGI)

 

The Kutawato Greenland Initiatives Inc (KGI) is a non-governmental organization, based in Cotabato City, Philippines with approximately 300 members actively engaged in projects related to environmental protection, mitigation of climate change, peace development, and education.

 

 

Mr. Danilo Mocsin, the founder of KGI and Ms. Raisah Mocsin, the Program Manager, are a married couple who founded the organization together and have been leading it since its establishment. Since 2016, they have actively been collaborating with IPYG, organizing various peace events, including Peace Walks. Recognized for their contributions of playing a key role in erecting the 3rd Peace Monument in Cotabato City, they received an HWPL Peace Award at the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit.

Currently, KGI is actively expanding its peace activities by forming Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW) with young people, religious groups, military organizations, and others in 13 Mindanao regions. YEPW organized a Peace Exchange Camp for youth involved in religious peace in Mindanao last September and, in December, gathered around 300 youth, soldiers, and various citizens for a peace walk during the Mindanao Peace Week.

 

β–² From left to right: Joining the Peace Walk during Mindanao Peace Week in December, Soldiers and police officers participating in the Peace Walk

 

Mindanao has a painful history with over 120,000 casualties in a 40-year conflict, but a new breeze of peace is blowing in this region. Led by KGI, YEPW has become the largest youth community in the region, leading the way for development and the establishment of a culture of peace.

Finally, this is the message from Mr. Danilo Mocsin to the youth around the world.

 

β–² Danilo T. Mocsin, Chairperson of Kutawato Greenland Initiatives Inc (KGI)

 

Greetings of peace from Mindanao, Philippines. I am Danilo T. Mocsin, chairperson of Kutawato, Greenland initiatives incorporated or KGI.

In a world filled with turmoil and conflict, let us come together and build a foundation of peace. Regardless of our differences, we share a common longing for harmony and unity. It is only through mutual respect, understanding and compassion that we can create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

Let us replace the weapons of destruction with the tools of dialogue and reconciliation. Let us try to resolve conflicts peacefully, seeking common ground and emphasizing our shared humanity. It is time to recognize that violence only begets more violence, while peace can pave the way for progress and sustainable development.

May we foster cultures of peace in our homes, schools, and communities, spreading messages of tolerance, acceptance and love. By empowering youth and giving them a platform to voice their dreams and aspirations, we can shape a future free from the chains of hatreds and division.

Together, let us reject violence and embrace dialogue and negotiations as the means of resolving conflict, big and small. Let us see diversity as a strength, and bridge ideas and perspectives that can drive us towards a mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. This is a call to actions for all individuals, organizations, and nations.

Let us unite in the pursuit of peace. May our voices combine to send ripples of hope across the globe, inspiring others to join us on this noble journey towards a world where peace reigns supreme.

Remember, peace begins with each one of us. Let us be the change we wish to see.

We are one.