Sports Limited: Dealing post traumatic stress & invisible wounds thru games, conversations

Volleyball and other indigenous games are approaches to decrease post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors of violent conflict. Recently, EcoWEB engages some evacuees hosted in Iligan city in sports, arts, music, conversations and listening to help ease their tensions and feelings. EcoWEB sees the significance of introducing sports, even in limited circumstance, to bring…

Komixology and Arts: Psychosocial approach to healing

Two artists from Bicol who are currently volunteering at Ecoweb Inc. discussed Komixology and cultural arts as approach in psychosocial activities for children and youths in the evacuation centers and in-house evacuation sites. Noel C. Regachuelo and Daryl Kristopher Aguilar of Tabang Komunidad believe that “creative arts lighten the feelings of those who have experienced trauma…

Maranao IDP youths attend paralegal training

Sixty Maranao IDP youth volunteers attend paralegal workshop to increase knowledge on documenting issues, cases, and stories of internally displaced peoples from Marawi city. The workshop was organized by Reconciliatory Initiatives for Development Opportunities (RIDO, Inc.) in partnership with EcoWEB Inc. , Local to Global Protection (L2GP), and Christian Aid. Maranao lawyers are the resource persons…

563 families of evacuees receive micro cash, food packs assistance

Five hundred sixty three Maranao displaced families hosted by relatives and communities in four barangays in Iligan city received micro-cash and food packs assistance from Community-led Emergency Action Response Network (CLEARNet), a collaboration initiated by Ecoweb Inc. with support from Christian Aid and L2GP. These 563 families are among the 266,000 residents who fled from Marawi…

40 volunteers trained on survivor-led response for Marawi Crisis

A two-day orientation on facilitating survivor/community-led response (SLR) in disaster management was conducted recently for 40 volunteers in Iligan city. The training, attended mostly by women and youth, aimed at capacitating them on how to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) using the framework and methodologies on survivor-led disaster management. The training was initiated by EcoWEB with…