Bangsamoro Young Leaders Program-Leadership Communities

The Bangsamoro Young Leaders Program – Leadership Communities seeks to harness the strengths of Bangsamoro youth as agents of positive change in their respective communities.

BYLP-LeadCom—which targets youth from five provinces in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)—is an offshoot of the successful Basilan Young Leaders Program and Leadership Communities (LeadCom) Basilan, which were launched in 2015. BYLP-LeadCom is implemented in partnership with Ayala Foundation, the Office of the Regional Governor-ARMM, and the Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines.

For the first phase of the program, 35 ARMM youth will be selected to participate in a learning tour across the country. They will meet with change makers from the fields of government, social entrepreneurship, business, public health, education, and others, so they can appreciate better how people from various sectors contribute to the improvement in the lives of people and communities.

By October, the program will welcome 140 more young leaders from the ARMM, as it enters the LeadCom phase. This nine-month period will expose the youth to a process by which they can identify urgent challenges faced by their communities, conceptualize projects that will address these challenges, and implement and monitor the impact of these projects.

We are now accepting applications for the first batch of BYLP-LeadCom participants. Deadline for application is August 1, 2016. Download the application form here.