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Abdul Hamidullah Atar in Action

Preservation of Indigenous
Maranao Language
towards Oratory skills
enhancement among
future local mediators
Project Title Preservation of Indigenous Maranao Language
Towards Oratory Skills Enhancement among future
Local mediators
Project Reconciliatory Initiatives For Development
Proponent Opportunities (RIDO) Inc.
Project Location Lanao Province
Direct Local Mediators, Clan and Youth leaders of the
Beneficiaries Sultanate of Madaya, Marawi, Radapan and Tara
No. of Direct 12 Local Partner Mediators and 30
Beneficiaries Selected Youth Leaders
Project Cost
Date of July 1-December 30, 2010
Total Request
Reconciliatory Initiatives For Development Opportunities (RIDO) Inc.

Name Abdul Hamidullah T. Atar, 31 years of Age

Advisers RIDO BOT, Clan Elders and Local Mediators

Profession Community Development Worker

Sex Male

Ethnicity Maranao

Religion Islam

Organization RIDO Inc.

Organizational Door 1, Hidaya Apartment, Ceanury, Tominobo,

address Camagaue, Iligan City, 9200 Philippines
Telephone 011-02-2254219

Cell Phone 011+639186236493

Organizational Partner
Name Contributions Benefits Other
Traditional Presence during Coaching The
leaders of the interviews and direction interviewee
Sultanate of setting shall receive
Madaya, only minimum
Marawi, honorarium
Radapan and
Tara Clan
• Language is one of the symbol of our identity
as people having own tradition and rich
• Proper using of Maranao language is one
way to preserve our culture
• Genuine Maranao Language is diminishing
because of acculturation and media impacts
• Learning Genuine Maranao language
enhances discipline and 7ks values among
• Best tools to communicate and facilitate
• Uniqueness and being proud of as Maranao
• Usage the indigenous language are
important to all social gatherings
General Situation
• Clan feuding is one among the prevalent
social phenomenon existing in Lanao
• Political Conflicts, Land Disputes, Debt , Illegal
drugs and cases related to woman are among
the triggering factors for clan feuding.
• Poor governance, values distortion, poor
education and poverty incidence are the major
causes of violence.
• Unequal distribution of resources, poor
monitoring and evaluation system and
negligence of responsibilities from Local and
Central government continue the cycle of
violence in the local area.
• Existence of war between Government and
Revolutionary Group increased the number of
victims, poverty incidence and other forms of
General Problem
• Traditional structure and leaders
disempowered for many decades.
• Acculturation, assimilation and media
intervention fades the culture and
customary practice among Maranao.
• Identity crises always serve as main issues
among Moro-Maranao tribe as people.
• Few individuals knew the indigenous
Maranao language used for conflict
resolution and other social formal activities.
• No programs and supports of the
government and other institutions in
preserving the culture and values among
Maranao tribe.
Community Needs Assessment
-Only few institution are concerns for the cultural
preservation among Maranao tribe. Museum are
not available much more on the teachings of the
cultures and traditions.
-Few Numbers of Traditional leaders left who could
transfer the indigenous language among Maranao.
-Clan feuding is very rampant because of complex
reasons and thus the effective tools for its
resolutions are traditional mechanisms.
-One of the effective tools for traditional
mechanism is the usage of indigenous terms
and its protocol.
- The Youth today who are expected to transform
the community in present and future should be
trained on the Indigenous language for them to
become more effective future mediators.
Community Partners
1. Which community? Name it. Partner Local Mediators, Traditional
leaders, Clan Elders and Youth leaders
2. Why this community? Skillful and potentials for mediation

3. How many people? Selected 12-15 Mediators and 20 Youth

4. How many people? 35

5. How many women? 5

6. How many men? 30

7. How many people from minority One culture

group or culture?

8. How many people from the Only Maranao Tribe

dominant group or culture?

9. How many poor? Undetermined

Internal External
Internal Strengths External Threats
Weaknesses Opportunities

Passion and Resources NIU Peace and

commitment Order
Identified the Time Supports from
potential Constraints other Donors
sources of
Experiences Distance
and established
mutual trust
Active Technical
involvement of Writing
the elders
Living in a transformed
community working
for the interest and
advancement for the
future development
that is based on the
needs of the people.
To develop young
peace advocates
who is committed to
promote social
change, justice and
relationship through
the enhancement of
cultural values
Short Term:

• To come up the module for the Maranao

indigenous language that are effective
tools for local conflict resolution
• To increase the awareness and
appreciation among young ones for their
own cultures and history

Long Term:

• To establish an Institution that will teach

history, genealogies, cultural values and
practices and discipline.
• To actively involve the youth leaders for
conflict settlement as future peace
• To create a sustainable and quality
resource mobilization among clans to
ensure its sustainable operation
Project Description
• Documentation through focus group discussion and
interviews on the indigenous Maranao language use for
Local conflict resolutions processes among selected
local partners mediators and traditional leaders
• Research and translate important terms used for
different forms of speeches delivered during mediation
• The data will be consolidated and serves as a module in
teaching oratory trainings for Maranao native language
particularly on conflict resolution in the future.
• There will be a pilot at least 20 selected youth leaders
from different clans to undergo one day training for this
module to learn and evaluate the outputs, impacts and
the affectivity of this module.
Type of Citizen Actions
• Development advocacy
• Strengthening participation of civil
society such as partner mediators and
clan members for democratic
processes in conflict resolution
• Peace building through preservation of
cultural values and language
• To enhance the skills and
knowledge among selected youth
leaders on the art of indigenous
Maranao language for traditional
mechanism on conflict resolution
• To improve the awareness and
appreciation among the youth on
the significant for the preservation
cultural values and practices
• To documents unfamiliar terms of
the Maranao language use for
Conflict resolution
• To increase the level of
confidence among the youth
leaders to participate mediation
and Conflict resolution processes
Expected Outputs Expected Outcomes
• Come up a training module on -A module for Indigenous
Oratory Maranao language Maranao oration for local
used for Traditional Conflict
Resolution. conflict settlement is available.
• Listed and translated -Reproduced at least 30 copies
unfamiliar indigenous terms for the output of the module.
for better understanding -20 selected youth leaders
among readers. trained for Maranao Indigenous
• Improved the level of language speaking particularly
appreciation and awareness
among the pilot youth leaders on traditional local conflict
who will be trained on the settlement.
module. -30 youth leaders involved
• Increased the confidence participated traditional conflict
among the youth leaders to settlement.
participate local conflict
Values Framework
The project anchored with This Project is under the
seven k’s values: State Department
- Kanggiginawae: Friendship Principles to uphold the
- Kapamagongowa: kindness Participation of Civil Society
for democratic processes
- Kasusulae: Caring through local initiatives for
- Kapamagadata: Respecting conflict resolution processes
- Kapoporowae: Honoring
- Kasisiyapa: Protecting
- Katatabanga: Helping
Action Plan
Objective: To mobilize selected traditional and local leaders for the briefing on the
concept of the project and generates commitments them.
Pre-Program Stage Strategies (1)

# Action (Strategies) Lead Person Start Date Date Complete Comments

1 Verification for the Sahira- RIDO Omai Marabur - July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 Depends on the mode
Downloading of Finance Officer Administrative of downloading of the
resources Officer funds
2 Purchasing Administrative Finance Officer July 3, 2010 July 3, 2010 Canvassing for the
Equipment such Officer cheap price but with
as tape recorder quality
3 Contact Vehicle Fahad Salic - July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010 Signed the contract
for mobilizing RIDO Staff with the owner of the
4 Draft and Abdul - July 2, 2010 July 4, 2010 Outline of the module
reproduce the Hamidullah Atar should be drafted to
Project concept be consulted by the
paper as well as elders
the questionnaire
5 Actual Abdul Fahad Salic July 5, 2010 July 7, 2010 Depends on the
consultation on Hamidullah RIDO Staff availability of time of
project concept Atar the elders. Generates
sched le from them
Action Plan
Objective: To conduct interviews by the selected traditional and clan leaders for the topics assigned on the
indigenous Maranao language used during mediation and final settlement of conflicts…

Actual Program Stage in Detail (2)

# Action Lead Person Support Person/s Start Date Date Complete Comments

1 Actual Interview H. Atar Fahad Salic July 10, 2010 Sept 15, 2010 Flexibility of time
with the use of
tape recorder
2 Encode all the Fahad H. Atar Sept 15, 2010 Sept 30 , 2010 -do-
answers by the
3 Research the H. Atar Fahad Oct 5, 2010 Oct 30, 2010 -do-
translation for
the terms that is
4 First draft for H. Atar Selected two Nov 10, 2010 Nov 20, 2010 -do-
the modules elders
5 FGD with H. Atar Fahad Nov 25, 2010 Nov 25, 2010 -do-
elders for
6 One day H. Atar Fahad Dec 10, 2010 Dec 10, 2010 Optional, depends
training for the on the availability of
module with the the resources
youth leaders
Overall Timetable by Months
Overall Objective: Enhance the participation of the traditional and clan leaders in
the documentation of the Maranao Oral Indigenous Language used as tools for
effective resolution of conflicts.

# Action September October November December

1 Pre-Conduct

2 Conduct Stage
Itself X

3 Post-Conduct
Particular / Items Cost per Item x Quantity Cost

1. Pre-Implementation
Equipment (Tape Recorder and Batteries ) P 1,200 x 1 1,200
Vehicles for mobilization P 800/day x 2 days 1,600
Food and Snacks P 140/day x 2 days x 7 pax incl. the interviewee 1.960
2. Actual implementation : Personal Interviews and Tasking
Food and Snacks P 140/day x 12 days x 3 pax 5,040
Allowance of the interviewee P 12 speakers x 500 6,000
Transportation for mobilization P 800/day x 12 days 9,600
3. Focus group discussion for critiquing
Dissemination of Information P 1,600 1,600
Food and venue P 550 x 15 pax 8,250
Transportation P 300 x 15pax 4,500
Allowance of the participants P 500 x 12 pax 6,000
4. One day training with the selected youth leaders
Food with venue P 550 x 22 pax x 1 day 12,100
Transportation P 100 x 22 pax 2,200
Facilities and supplies P 2,000 2,000
Honorarium of the facilitator and documenter P 2,000 2,000
5. Reproduction P 150 x 30 Pieces 4,500
6, Administrative expenses
Supplies and materials 2,000 2,000
Supervision fee 10,000 10,000

Grand Total 75,790

Sources of Funding
NIU Local RIDO Inc Total

58,590 6,000 11,200 75,790

Sustainability Plan
• Invite the selected youth leaders who attended the
training to witness every conflict to be settled by
• Come up with pilot informal school of academy to
cater interested young and adult leaders who
wanted to learn indigenous Maranao Language
use for conflict resolution.
• The administrative expenses shall be paid by the
• Consultation with the elders of the clan for the
other mechanism in the sustainability of the
Thank you so
much and may
Allah S.W.T Bless
us all !!!
Abdul Hamidullah Atar