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XU to launch region-wide environmental campaign – VEST

Vest_ FinalStewardship for Mother Nature requires a multi-sectoral cooperation, thereby Xavier University frontlines an environmental movement designed to propel communities to engage in a sustainable mechanism ensuring the recuperation of our forest resources in Northern Mindanao. XU sets to launch the region-wide environmental platform dubbed as Valuing Ecosystem Services Together (VEST) on November 4-7 at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall.

Part of this green endeavor is to mainstream the principles of VEST. With this idea, the XU core team has organized a slew of activities to raise awareness and encourage Kagay-anons to participate in the fund drive to reforest Mt Kalatungan and reward the efforts of the indigenous people community as the forest managers.

International Indigenous Peoples Day: A Day of Rights

indigenous-day-2014-2On 9 August, 2014, International Indigenous Peoples Day was celebrated as a day of rights, at Pathalgaon with the objective of educating the people about their rights and their responsibility to reclaim them. In the morning the celebration took place at RVT Kerakachhar, with the trainees as well as the students of Gorrapara Middle School participating in it. The celebration commenced with lighting of lamps.

The social apostolate focuses on ecology

day6_rio+20_story4_foto-225x300On the second week of June, the annual meeting of the social delegates of the Conference of Latin America and Caribe took place in Buenos Aires.  It was cold autumn at that time.  There were around 30 people coming from the Jesuit provinces in Latin America.  Among them there were the coordinators of the networks for indigenous peoples, Fe y Alegría and the Jesuit Service for Refugees and Migrants (SJR–SJM).  A few persons from funding agencies that collaborate with the provinces also accompanied them.

The following week in Rio de Janeiro, the directors of social centers from the Latin American Conference gathered, in the context of the Rio+20 Conference and the “Cúpula dos povos” or the Peoples’ Summit, the parallel conference of the social movements.  The number of attendants from Brazilian institutions was especially high.