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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

The work of JOCV volunteers improved lives, induced behavioral change, and transferred knowledge and skills to partners and communities in many countries. At the same time, their local immersion enriched them with an experience they brought back to Japan. “Alumni” JOCV volunteers have become leaders in volunteerism and development work, thus deepening and widening the […]

January 3, 2017

PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

Scarred by the experience of war and tested by the demands of postwar reconstruction, Japan saw among her people the rising spirit of mutual help and commitment to peace and understanding in the world. A sterling example of this spirit is the community of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), a program established in 1965 under […]

December 12, 2016

RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

“I believe the greatest asset of our volunteers is their ability to foster these relationships on the ground. By establishing personal friendships, JOCVs are able to gain a unique and deep understanding of the society and its needs—all the while respecting local practices and values. It is in this spirit of companionship that JOCVs have […]

December 9, 2016

IN PHOTOS: The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Relive the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards through choice highlights of some of the events during this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards Festival Week, and see the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees spread hope and inspiration through our curated gallery.RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee)Dompet Dhuafa (Awardee)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Awardee)Krishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee)Vientiane Rescue (Awardee)Wilson, Bezwada (Awardee) Ramon Magsaysay […]

October 24, 2016