I am passionate about
ActionsTo pursue my passion for peace and education, I have been the Overall Head of
a non-profit organization called KRIS Library since 2011. KRIS Library is
short for Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (or Christian-Muslim Peace Library).
KRIS Library provides opportunities for young people in the Philippines to
promote peace and to access education.
We have now built 6 libraries in poor and conflicted areas in the
Philippines. The communities we serve include slum areas, suspected terrorist
camps and mixed cultural communities. Each library provides books, computers
and educational resources that are not usually found in these areas. Each
library has, over the years, become a hub where Muslim and Christian children
come to read together, learn together, study together and make lasting
Each library hosts numerous activities for the children. These activities are
facilitated by volunteers who have come prominently from Vietnam, Malaysia,
Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and other Asian countries. We have also
had volunteers from Europe and Africa. Through this volunteer program, we aim
to expose our kids to more cultures to encourage in them the openness that is
necessary for peace.
Aside from our libraries, we have also started a Scholarship Program for the
underprivileged children we serve. We have provided nearly 400 scholarship
grants in the past 4 years. Just this year, seven students from our first
batch of scholars graduated from their respective universities through our
Moreover, we have also sent at least 50,000 books over the years to public
schools in remote communities - especially in far-flung islands of the
Philippines. Our books come from generous donors from the Philippines and the
Though I have principally lead KRIS Library, these accomplishments would not
be possible without the lasting support of many volunteers, donors, partners
and friends. For more information, please visit www.krislibrary.com.