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We Educate

We provide education support and capacity-building activities for young Filipinos

We Empower

We provide grants to youth leaders who want to promote peace in their own communities

We Inspire

We create online and offline campaigns to spread the values of peace, unity, and empathy


Extremely Together

Together with the Kofi Annan Foundation (KAF) and with the financial support of the European Union, KRIS launched a chapter of Extremely Together (ET) in the Philippines in 2020 with the objective of strengthening the networks and capacities of youth-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the prevention of violent extremism and peacebuilding. 

ET Philippines trained over 1,000 Filipino youth on peacebuilding, PVE, and project management; provided seed grants for promising proposals for peace initiatives submitted by youth organizations; and created a network of youth leaders from vulnerable communities.  

Following the training activities, youth reported a 27% increase in their capacity to share knowledge about peacebuilding; and registered a 47% increase from pretest to post-test scores.

Led by KAF and founded by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Extremely Together is a global alliance of youth leaders focused on preventing and countering violent extremism.

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Panaghiusa Youth Fund

The Panaghiusa Youth Fund (PYF) is a National Peace Pitch Competition for young Filipino peacebuilders from 16-30 years old representing youth-led or school-based organizations. 

PYF aims to empower young leaders who want to pitch in for peace. Applying organizations will submit a video pitch to showcase an ongoing project or a new idea to promote peacebuilding and development in their communities. 

In 2023, three organizations from different regions of Mindanao were selected as the inaugural winners of PYF and are continuing to implement their peace solutions.



In response to the impact of the pandemic on learners across the Philippines, KRIS launched EduIkaw to provide tablets, smartphones, prepaid credits, and school supplies to students in need to provide them with resources to have access to remote and online modes of education. KRIS likewise supports youth organizations that have active projects related to educational support.

Since 2020, the initiative has supported 300+ learners.


Events and Information Drives

As part of its goal to educate and inspire young people on taking an active part in peacebuilding and development, KRIS has launched in-person, virtual, and hybrid events and information campaigns reaching thousands of Filipino youth. These activities include the IsangBayan PH youth conference, the Kalinaw virtual forums for peace month every September, the WE ARE ONE photo exhibit in historic Intramuros in Manila, and Smile Space online conference for children and were done in collaboration with various organizations including Colgate Philippines, the Austrian Embassy in Manila, Equal Access International, the Department of National Defense, and more.

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