Number of Members: 150
Location: Zamboanga City
Project Title: “Peace Education through Summer Peace Camps”
The “Peace Education through Summer Peace Camps” project is an initiative that aims to “build a peace constituency among children and youth through the culture of peace and framework.” It is held annually, and is being spearheaded by the Youth Solidarity for Peace.
The organization believes that by conducting peace camps, it will help instill the culture of peace in the minds of the young people, which will eventually eliminate signs of apathy and violence. The Summer Peace Camp is a gathering of young people who are entailed to eventually carry the torch of leadership in the future. They’re composed of youth leaders from different institutions, out-of-school youths, young professionals, as well as young people with special needs regardless if they are Muslims, Catholics, or are a part of the indigenous tribes.
The Youth Solidarity for Peace is a youth organization that was formalized in February 26, 2008. YSP is the youth arm of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace (ISMP). They have been regionally recognized for its contributions in forming outstanding leaders here and abroad.