Planning an Immersion? Here are some tips ;-)

Planning an Immersion? Here are some tips ;-)

By Johsa Manzanilla February 2016 In the winter of 2016, I had the opportunity to do an immersion tour in Mindanao with Peoples’ Solidarity Education Tours. As a member of Migrante, I wanted to do an exposure in the Philippines to understand the contextual push...
(Beyond) Nursing in Negros

(Beyond) Nursing in Negros

By Sharon Vandewyngaerde March 2016 This week was the start of my community work. We stay in a sustainable community in Toboso where community health workers (CHWs) guide us. After four hours of traveling, we finally arrived and were oriented about what to do there....
Negros

Negros

By Lore Devlamynck 25-31 January 2016 This day I left for Bacolod City, where the office of NIHIP (Negros Island Health Integrated Program) is. I was so excited to meet the people from this organisation. At the same time, I was a bit nervous because this is where I...
Lumad Beadwork: More than just adorable accessories

Lumad Beadwork: More than just adorable accessories

By Mayeth Sapigao September 2016 Lumad, short for Katawhang Lumad which literally means indigenous people, is a Cebuano term referring to the non-Muslim and non-Christian natives of Mindanao. Most of the Lumad live in hinterlands, lowlands and coastal areas of...
Livin’ La ViDa LoCaL

Livin’ La ViDa LoCaL

By Lore Devlamynck April 2016 The road to medmission. It took us three hours going to the medical mission venue. It was a very rough road and suddenly the truck we’re riding broke so we had to transfer to another vehicle. But the rough ride was worth it. I witnessed...