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Inclusive Education And Cultural Development

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LECTURE PAPER: Preserving the Meaning and Magic of Pangalay

In her droll lecture about the beautiful Muslim dance, Pangalay, 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee LIGAYA FERNANDO-AMILBANGSA reminded us of our roots and of culture’s important role of bringing people together.  The petite dancer’s energy is truly as indefatigable as her Greatness of Spirit.RelatedFernando-amilbangsa, Ligaya (Awardee)

CASE STUDY: Pathways to Education

In 2016, the Center for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) in Hong Kong, in partnership with the Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute (RMTLI) produced a case study about a successful NGO that has had profound impact on education and poverty alleviation for indigenous peoples. The case study, Pathways to Education: Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples’ […]

LISTICLE: The Essential Films of Lino Brocka

Master filmmaker Lino Brocka, heralded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of Philippine cinema, is renowned for his gritty films that realistically portray the plight of the common man.  Despite its Philippine settings, his oeuvre crossed geo-political boundaries, making him the first Filipino filmmaker to showcase a film, Insiang […]

OMARA KHAN MASOUDI: A Raider of the Lost Art

One man moved more than 20,000 precious ancient ornaments from a museum to a safe place from the Taliban.  With a ragtag group of a few individuals, he hid his country’s historical artifacts in Greatness of Spirit.secret vaults underneath the streets of Kabul.  He stayed on in Kabul and supported his family by selling onions and […]

KOMMALY CHANTHAVONG: Weaving Better Futures for Women

One woman, through her Greatness of Spirit, has restored the art of silk weaving in her country, Laos, has established a thriving social enterprise for the women in her country and has empowered her society to create colorful tapestries of hope for themselves. To say that 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Kommaly Chanthavong has woven for […]

LIGAYA FERNANDO-AMILBANGSA: Her Joyful Gift Offering

The indefatigable 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa danced her way into prominence as a key driver in preserving the pre-Islamic dance tradition Pangalay.  Through her Greatness of Spirit and the graceful movement of her hands and body, she ensured that the tie, or in this case, the dance that binds us to our Asian heritage […]

LECTURE PAPER: Wallet of the Poor – A Model of Sustainable Faith-Based Giving

2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dompet Dhuafa never knew that from humble beginnings, their organization will become the largest philanthropic organization in Indonesia.  In this heartfelt lecture, they laid out the pillars of their successful programs that have collected an impressive USD 20 million and have reached out to a staggering 13 million beneficiaries.  These transformative […]

LECTURE PAPER: Bridging Social Divides through the Healing Power of Music and the Arts

In this inspiring lecture paper, the irreverent Thodur Madabushi Krishna, 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Emergent Leadership, shares that the arts can indeed bring healing and catharsis.  Perhaps more importantly, he argues that true healing occurs when the artistic community acknowledges the pain it directly or indirectly inflicts upon others.  Put on your thinking caps.  You […]

LECTURE PAPER: Whose Business is Cultural Preservation?

Some people crumble at the weight of daunting tragedy. But 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ikuo Hirayama is not just “some people”. A survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, Hirayama has used his literal and figurative scars to promote peace through his artwork and to spearhead movements to preserve culture and heritage across Asia. That’s because Hirayama […]

BUTET MANURUNG: Not Your Typical Teacher

With nomadic children of Indonesia’s vast forests as her students and the lush canopies as their classroom, nothing about 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Saur Marlina Manurung’s work can be described as typical.  Yet through her determination, compassion and Greatness of Spirit, she educated Indonesia’s Orang Rimba, Indiana Jones-style.RelatedManurung, Saur Marlina (Awardee) Saur Marlina Manurung, more popularly […]