The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation calls for applications to its youth leadership program, the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey, which will have 2 runs (May and November) for year 2011 at the Aquino Center, Tarlac.
In the Philippines today, there is an underlying culture of patronage, corruption and deceit. This has resulted in broken institutions, poverty, mistrust of government among citizens, and abuse of the underprivileged. A vacuum of moral leadership in critical areas of national life is impeding the country’s progress.
“It’s time to build a new nucleus of leaders that are grounded on spirituality,” NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa says. “From these young people, we can hopefully transform Philippine society.”
Using Ninoy and Cory Aquino as role models, the program seeks to reintroduce spirituality as a major foundation for Filipino leadership. Harnessing their innate values systems, the participants take part in a process of self-reflection that will ultimately lead to self-transformation and self-commitment for others and country.
“We were overwhelmed how the first batch of leaders accepted the program,” Lopa shares, “it was God at work when He inspired the young participants in choosing a life of love and service.”
The program invites the youth leaders to undergo a 3-day transformative experience and be living witnesses of leadership. It is the hope of the foundation that the young persons will be moved to commit to a life of service and mission through effective and impactful community work. The objectives of the program are:
• To reintroduce models of leadership based from the lives of Ninoy and Cory Aquino
• To realize that spirituality, faith and love are values that anchor one’s life
• To build communal experiences in spirituality with other youth leaders
• To respond to a life of love through the call for action
• To appreciate a life of sacrifice that is deeply rooted in one’s faith
The NCA Leadership Journey is open to all young Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines, 18 – 25 yrs. old, and at least a college sophomore (or the equivalent) at the time of the application period. He/she should be a current youth leader, has a passion for excellence and public service and has the ability to communicate well.
Interested applicants may download forms at www.iamninoy.com, call up (02)892.5360 and (02)892.2950 or email [email protected] Application forms are to be sent to the following address:
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation
4/F Jose Cojuangco and Sons Building
119 Dela Rosa cor. Castro Streets Legazpi Village, Makati City
Deadline of application forms is on April 15, 2011, Firiday, 5:00 pm. Based from the application process, NCAF will select the Top 60 applicants who will participate in the NCA Leadership Journey on May (Batch 2) and November (Batch 3) at the Aquino Center, Tarlac.