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Organization Contact Information

Name: Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay (KGPP), Inc.
Street 1: # 252 R. Mapa St. Brgy. Tabucan,
Street 2: Mandurriao
City: Iloilo
Province: Iloilo
Post Code: 5000
Country: Philippines
Phone: +632-321-5118
Email: kgpp_careforchyps_org@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.facebook.com/peersforpositiveliving/info

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: John Piermont
Last Name: Montilla
Title: President
Email: johnpiermont_vm@yahoo.com
Phone: +639153291001

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Rhea
Last Name: Penaflor
Title: Advocacy and Social Mobilisation Officer
Email: rheapenaflor@ymail.com
Phone: +639156711286

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay or in English come close to "Peers for Positive Living" was founded in the year 1998 by eighteen Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD – A Government Institution). It received its corporate status in 2004 by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit membership community organization.

The organization started as a peer counselling support group under the “Peer Counselling for Positive Lifestyle Promotion” of the UNLAD Kabataan Program for out-of-school youth in Iloilo City. By year 2000, it focused on sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention among boys and young men made vulnerable by exploitative labour in Iloilo and the rest of the tourism areas in Western Visayas Region.
Our Mission is:

"We shape wings that make youth fly and paint their dreams across the sky, Propelled by winds and soar them high and be the change as days pass by"

Inspired by this, we nurture and venture dreams and common aspirations by transforming impoverished, vulnerable, at-risk and under-served community groups of youth into behavior change entrepreneurs who are able to co-create and outsource solutions that address exploitation, its causes and the sequel of health and psychosocial outcomes it bring about to their well-being & set their life stories as example of hope and positive change.

From 1998 – 2010 it had grown into a national support group for men and boys surviving exploitation and sex work with a constituency of more than 8,000 across the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Specifically, we work with boys and men who offer sex as a source of income including those who are in environments that put them at-risk of acquiring HIV and those who are living with HIV and AIDS. We also have female constituencies particularly those who are in the sexual networks of our direct constituencies. Youth advocates championing human rights of marginalised and ostracised comm
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $10,001-$25,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Other (please explain)
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Our organization is a youth-led and -serving community-based organization in the Philippines and we work on issues related to the MDGs.

Our organization is currently working with the local health service units of Cities where we operate and is accredited by the Provincial and City Development Council in the area of health.

Since we have a spcial focus on HIV, and reproductive health, we would like to to strengthen HIV-TB collaboration and tap our peer outreach workers in integrating TB eradication messages in our adocacy and social mobilisation activity - the AIDS Talk Marathon.

The AIDS Talk Marathon is an all-year-round community, school and workplace forum initiated every month and commenced every December in a form of a knowledge fair celebrated during the 16-days activism on gender-based violence, World AIDS Day and Human RIghts week.

We are planning to empower and mobilise our peer outreach workers (breastfeeding counsellors, peer educators, and outreach workers) to install and manage community bulletin boards and mobile educational panels which promote the MDG 6 particulalry STOP TB Campaign, HIV prevention and Human Rights targetting young people and those who are chronically ill.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Philippines
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Indonesia
Philippines
Thailand

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Indonesia
Advocacy Philippines
Advocacy Thailand

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
We are planning to empower and mobilise our peer outreach workers (breastfeeding counsellors, peer educators, and outreach workers) to install and manage community bulletin boards and mobile educational panels which promote the MDG 6 particulalry STOP TB Campaign, HIV prevention and Human Rights targetting young people and those who are chronically ill.

TB-HIV:
Capacitate our peer outreach workers and volunteers on the TB-HIV prevention initiatives

Research:
Source out funds locally and internationally for operations research on TB services for youth.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 14, 2012
Last updated: October 9, 2012