Alumni Jemiema Dagadas (YES ’11), Nur Gabid Taup (YES ’11) and Rolie Ahmad S. Akot (YES ’10) are passionate about promoting a healthier Philippines. 

They developed a project, called Kadtiwalay, which focuses on reproductive health and contraceptive use awareness among the male population of Datu Blach Sinsuat, Magunidanao. The project was recently selected for funding by Ideas Positive, a youth engagement program advocating for healthier communities.

On January 9, the alumni held a dialogue series to launch and raise awareness of their project. The dialogue involved approximately 30 people from the local government unit, local health stations and members of the Datu Blah Sinsuat community. Their initiative aims to demonstrate how an informed family planning method can promote a better lifestyle by, and for, any family.

The project will seek to empower the heads of families to make sound and inclusive decisions for the growth and development of their family, and stress the importance of responsible parenting.