A challenge of keeping tradition, identity and culture
As a person who teaches History, I always consider it a privilege to spend time with people I consider bearers of our culture. I believe that who we are today is who we were. And having the opportunity of staying with them even only for few days is the closest experience I can get in trying to revisit who we were. The Lumad communities maybe our closest link to our distant past but they too have dreams and aspirations in the present. With my recent trip to the Ata community, I saw a challenge which is also common to
Sharon is an historian and academician from the Mindanao State University, Philippines who has been supportive of iEmergence's programs and activities. She has undergone the Asset-Based Community Development Training (ABCD) Level II with iEmergence last October 2014 and has since been an active champion of ABCD throughout her work and other passions.