“Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan”

Jose Rizal

About Sugpat

The SUGPAT Arts for Youth Development Project is a youth development project created in 2015 by the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Center for Culture and the Arts in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The project caters mostly to at-risk adolescents and youth coming from transitory sites, permanent shelters, and informal settlements. The project aims to address the issues of Adolescent Development and Participation and Peace Building by engaging and training Out-of-School adolescents and youth in different art forms that will serve as their medium to engage their respective communities in dialogue about issues faced by the youth.

Our Core Program

Alternative School for Peacebuilding and The Arts

What if the next great artist is in an evacuation center, a shanty, or along the edge of rivers and coastal areas? 

Art Intensives

Explore our different workshops in Photography, Puppetry, Film making, Painting, Rap.

Traveling Exhibits and Festivals

Catch SUGPAT in your nearest community or school!

Meet the Team

Get to know more the people behind SUGPAT!


Meet the Learners


  • SUGPAT PV workshop - TEASER

    A sneak peak on how our SUGPAT Participatory Video workshop held in Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City inspired the Out-of-School Youth and created wonderful memories all through its 5 days.
  • SUGPAT Arts for Youth Development Program Highlights JUL-SEPT 2016

    In a span of 3 months our scholars showed off their talents, traveled to Cotabato for an international celebration and was already engaged in different activities such as the Discurso de Paz,which was a part of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2016.
  • SUGPAT goes to Cotabato!

    Here we go Cotabato! As we celebrate the International Peace Month, we have prepared a rap and puppetry performance in Mindanao State University – Maguindano campus. Together with fellow Unicef scholars, we all adhere to the call that Mindanaoans deserve peace, peace within ourselves and peace throughout our land.


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Contact Us

Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts
Ateneo de Zamboang University,
Fr. Eusebio Salvador Campus,
La Purisima Street,
Zamboanga City, Philippines 7000

(062) 991 0871
local 4203


Our Partners