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Mr. Buenaventura M. Maata, Jr.
Executive Director, PhilGerFund
Philippine \u2013 German Development
I am Maria Fatima \u201cJofti\u201d A. Villena, a graduate student at Asian Institute of Journalism and
Communication (AIJC). Currently, I am in my last year of finishing my MA degree in
This year, I am to accomplish my graduate thesis. For this project, I have thought of not just an ordinary endeavor but one, which can result to practical applications in the future especially in carrying out development and empowerment among marginalized people. Title of project is:
I indeed believe that communication has a vital role in the social development of marginalized
people especially the indigenous, which is often the neglected part of most researches conducted
even by the professional anthropologists, sociologists, academicians and practitioners of
communication here in the Philippines. I intend to use culture and the arts to bring social
awareness to the would be audience/readers of this production thesis.
already accomplished. I have also established a good network within the area to accommodate
me during my 3-month immersion period on the latter part of this year. Official organizations
(NGOs / POs) and government offices responsible for the area have already approved my study
and agreed to help in the fieldwork. Thus, giving me the necessary permits. Generally, I am now
beginning to prepare for my immersion.
However due to my limited capacities as student and employee of a religious congregation, I am bound to seek support from funding institutions. My work alone cannot sustain the expenses I am about to spend for this project, though, I do not want this limitation to stop me from realizing my dream of helping these indigenous people to realize their potential as citizens of this country.
I fervently pray that your organization will give my project due consideration, find time to
evaluate it and sincerely hope to here a positive response. If its not too much to ask, please
inform me whatever your decision will be, at least before the month of August comes so that I
would be able to make the necessary adjustments.
Please find enclosed papers, which contains: abstract, project description, significance, guiding
concepts/principles, timetable, budget and short curriculum vitae for your guidance and
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