VISION

KRIS envisions educated and well-rounded Filipino youth actively working towards a conflict-free and progressive Philippines.

MISSION

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

Arizza Nocum

Co-Founder/President

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.

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Adrian Marcelino

Project Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation

Adrian has worked in the sectors of agriculture and development research since finishing his BS Agricultural Economics degree at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños. 

 

He is an advocate of research and proper treatment of data as a basis for sound program implementation and policy formulation. He believes that everyone should have access to a secure, peaceful, and meaningful life. This is what he ultimately aims for during his time with KRIS.  

 

Beyond working as an officer for Monitoring & Evaluation, he spends his free time creating/consuming music, food, art, and culture as a way to keep his sanity.

Erika Zamora

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's Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Cedrix Rodriguez

Admin and Finance Officer

In the past, Cedrix has held finance and auditing positions to two of the biggest companies in the Philippines. When he is not working, he volunteers his free time in participating and extending his hand to different NGOs and organizations related to youth, environment, and education. Additionally, he has also spent time providing admin support to NGOs.

During his journey with KRIS, he hopes to learn more from the youth, especially fellow Filipinos, on how they can promote and practice peace in their own unique way.

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Paula Gendrano

Project Coordinator, Extremely Together Philippines

Paula has always been fascinated with international relations, this fascination is one of the things that fueled her passion for volunteer work. She has volunteered in various institutions like the Global peace foundation, US Embassy and in the  Department of Foreign affairs (DFA).Furthermore She highly believes that through diplomacy, mutual understanding can be achieve.  

 In 2018, She was chosen to be an exchange student under the JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths)   held in Tokyo, Japan.  

 

Besides work, Paula is very passionate about dogs and animal rights.

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Kier Aventurado

Project Coordinator, Extremely Together Philippines

Kier is a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy graduate from the Lyceum of the Philippines University. He has volunteered for various organizations like the Asian Development Bank and a Brand Ambassador and Fundraiser for various NGOs like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and SOS Children’s Village.

While advocating for the Sustainable Development Goals specifically on SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, he was also awarded as one of the Safe Space Heroes by the Global Peace Foundation during the Global Youth Summit in 2020.

He is currently serving as a Co-founder and Director for Happy Hearts Initiative, a mental health coalition, Co-founder for INTROSPECT, a Mental Health initiative that focuses on Social Media Depression and working as Program Coordinator for Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library Inc. (KRIS Inc.) and Extremely Together - Philippines Panaghiusa.

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