Kabanatan Online Fundraiser Partners with One Child, One Tree

09 February 2021, Tibaguin, Bulacan. Kabanatan Online Fundraiser, co-presented by youth organization Mangrove Matters PH has partnered with One Child, One Tree (OCOT) to raise awareness about mangrove conservation and its importance in addressing climate change.

From 1st to 6th of March, Kabanatan aims to raise at least P21,000 for OCOT by holding week-long online fundraising activities.

A group of college friends joined hands and creative minds to form Kabanatan Online Fundraiser. True to its meaning, “kabanatan” or resilience in English, endeavours to use their skills to raise funds in support of different worthy environmental causes.

The group planned a series of sundown sessions, starting from a roundtable discussion with the theme “for a better future” – a conversation on mangrove conservation, environmental protection, and as the name says, “envisioning a better future” after the pandemic. This session will feature One Child, One Tree in a roundtable with young advocates of various causes including climate governance, mental health, and food security. The session is aimed at having a down-to-earth, open, and honest conversation that will hopefully further encourage everyone to continue with their passion to create change.

The second session will be on March 5th and will be an interactive conversation amongst selected local and/or social enterprises. The discussion is expected to revolve around their business philosophies, advocacies, challenges before and during the pandemic, sustainability, and the future of advocacy in businesses.

On March 6th, there will be a casual interactive conversation featuring young people and what it means for them to be working in international relations. The discussion will revolve around their personal journeys, their “why’s” behind their decisions, and candid exchange of insights on the most pressing issues and emerging advocacies in international relations today on topics such as climate change, international cooperation and development, and security.
For a week, local businesses will be participating in a week-long online fair, wherein they commit to donating a portion of their net profits to the fundraiser, in exchange for promotions and visibility.

Food lovers and aspiring cooks, homemakers, or simply those who want to try cooking can learn from a professional chef in a fun-filled online cooking workshop. The chef will demonstrate 2-3 dishes. Attendance to this cooking workshop will require a minimum amount of donation.

The money that will be raised will be used as starting capital for a community-based mangrove nursery in Tibaguin. The nursery will be the source of mangroves from planting in the protected area as well as support the livelihood of community residents.

We encourage you to attend any of the relevant sessions and help Kabanatan reach its fundraising goal. For more information, please email Natalia Sali at natsali2001@yahoo.com or Godwil Magat at kabanatanfundraiser@gmail.com

Kabanatan Online Fundraiser team Linar, Godwil, Sean, Mark, Trish, and Shafi with Natalia and Abby of OCOT.

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