2017 CONSOLIDATED REPORT
2017 can be summed-up as a year of national disaster. Symbolized by the destruction of the City of Marawi, key government leaders of political institutions, government system, value of truth, value of human life all went under attack by government policies and actions. The chaos happening in key government institutions has weakened the overall resilience of the country in the midst of climate change effects, global movements of the earth, series of typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities. Above all, the issues of poverty, helplessness of the people, joblessness and other key social issues are relegated to the side and deprioritized.
FORGE’s vision is essentially empowerment of the marginalized sector towards just and resilient communities. Crucial, therefore, to FORGE’s work is its contribution to the achievement of social justice and community resilience.
FORGE looks at resilience as the ability of a person, family and community to sustain its livelihood, culture and environment. This essentially includes the ability to bounce back physically, psychologically, spiritually and financially from shocks or emergency situations using locally available resources. Developing community resilience is one important aspect of FORGE’s work.
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