KRIS envisions educated and well-rounded Filipino youth actively working towards a conflict-free and progressive Philippines.
KRIS commits to developing Filipino youth by building avenues that cultivate a cycle of empowerment. The organization aims to strengthen the networks between the youth and its fellow CSOs through different projects, campaigns, and exhibits to showcase unity in the country despite differences between individual Filipinos.
Meet The Team
As the daughter of a Muslim mother and a Catholic father, Arizza grew up in a multi-religious household that inspired her to pursue her lifelong advocacy in peace and unity.
Aside from her work in KRIS, Arizza is one of 10 young leaders from all over the world selected to head the Extremely Together alliance under the Kofi Annan Foundation. She is also a One Young World Ambassador and the recipient of multiple awards in public service and youth leadership.
Jhon Robert Ko
Jhon has a Bachelor's Degree in Community Development and is pursuing his Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.
He has been active in various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives acting as a Social Development Consultant.
Upon accepting the role as project lead and executive director, he hopes to inspire more young people to work for the development sector specifically in the area of peace and development.
Project Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation
Maudi Maadil’s professional experience revolves around research on social sciences focusing on Islamic Studies; activism on human rights and peace; and community organizing. He is currently taking up post-graduate studies in Islamic Study at the University of the Philippines. His experience includes developing petitions to ensure that the voices of the youth, women, community leaders and religious leaders are heard and considered in strengthening policies and that they are able to participate and engage with government leaders. As part of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, he assisted in the conduct of public consultations on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
Project Officer for Communications
Erika Zamora has been writing for most of her life, dabbling in short stories, poetry, and of course academic requirements. Her interest in communications and background in living as a Catholic in a Muslim country (as a child of OFWs) led her to choose her course and eventually start a career in communications work that simultaneously tackles her different advocacies. She hopes that her time with KRIS and her fellow teammates will allow her to make use of her talents and learn how to contribute more to the world of peace-building in the country.
She has a Bachelor' Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Ateneo de Manila University.