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SUGPAT -\sûg-pat\ v. to merge. to connect. to bridge.
A word understood by the different ethnic-linguistic groups in Zamboanga City

ABOUT THE SUGPAT ARTS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

This SUGPAT Arts for Youth Development 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 but with special emphasis on Theatre Arts and Visual Arts through
the SUGPAT Alternative School for Peace Building and the Arts.

Harnessing the strategies of Peacebuilding and Arts for Youth Development, this project hopes to contribute to the attainment of the following outcomes:

  • Improved support to Out-of-School youth programs of Zamboanga City
  • Strengthened mechanisms for promoting the rights of children in peace process and situations of armed conflict and supporting the participation of OSY in Peacebuilding
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ACTIVITIES OF SUGPAT

SUGPAT ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FOR PEACEBUILDING AND THE ARTS

A special alternative learning center for artistically inclined and talented
out-of-school adolescents, the SUGPAT Alternative School for Peacebuilding and the Arts (SUGPAT-ALSPA) implements a special
secondary alternative learning system curriculum integrating the DepEd
ALS curriculum and the ADZU Peace Education Curriculum through two major art tracks: Visual Arts (Painting) and Theatre Arts.

SUGPAT-ALSPA aims to train and hone future community artists,
cultural leaders, and peace builders. Aside from academic and artistic
training, SUGPAT-ALSPA provides its learners with opportunities to
develop their social and life skills that will contribute to their
development as artists for and with others working together towards a shared vision of an empowered youth sector. 

SUGPAT ART INTENSIVES

A special artist development program aimed at strengthening the arts foryouth development activities in Zamboanga City through the
implementation of art intensive workshops on popular arts forms such as Digital Storytelling and Rap.

The youth will create their original films and rap songs which will be used as knowledge products of the SUGPAT Travelling Exhibit and Film
Festival. The Travelling Exhibit and Film Festival will disseminate
learning in different communities and schools amplifying dialogue on
important issues such as inter-cultural harmony, peace, and the rights of
the child.

PROFILE OF SCHOLARS:

• 30 art scholars (pioneer batch)
• 15-24 years old, high school drop-out
• coming from 8 baranggays covering three main areas (transitory sites,
permanent shelters, and informal settlers)

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