Greetings. Meet our new partner in the field, co-founder of a youth organization and Story Teller of DonorSee and well as with projects under her organization. Her biodata is found below;
Full Name: Michelle Frances Uy
Address: Bliss, Initao, Misamis Oriental, 9022 Philippines
Email address: email@example.com
Birthday: March 29, 1993
Community Volunteer, Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response, (November 15, 2013 to June 30, 2014). Few days after Typhoon Haiyan hits Leyte, I joined a lean team of volunteers and field officers travelling to Ormoc City to set-up base there and start implementing safe sanitation and food security via home-gardening and support to bunk-houses or temporary shelters. Our funding source is Global Giving on-line donations.
Co-Founder and Project In-charge, Association of Locally-Empowered Youth-Northern Mindanao (ALEY-NM). May 2010 to present. Youth empowerment through ecological sanitation, home-gardening and local livelihoods.
I helped establish and managed the day to day operations of the ALEY-NM. We are present in 3 provinces in Northern Mindanao. Our staff are all youth volunteers. Our office is located in Libertad, Misamis Oriental. We were finalist in a British Council “I am a Changemaker” competition. Then we implemented a project to conserve water, promote ecological sanitation and improve food security via vegetable gardening by the youth funded by the Japan Fund for Water. We won a UN-HABITAT grant for this. The grant is for urban youth livelihood and entrepreneurship via home-gardening and food-product marketing. We also won in a Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) national competition in our project to use human waste as organic fertilizer for small-scale vegetable gardens and tree planting activities. A year before we also won in the same TAYO competition the SAKA (agriculture) award. We are reaching out to 730 youths mostly out-of-school.
The services we provide and that I helped package include;
- Provision of training packages/services on local livelihood development, environment leadership, ecological sanitation, youth organizational development and formation.
- Production and sale of processed food products with materials grown from the areas.
- Sale of organically-grown farm products comprising of fruits, vegetables and small animals such as goats, pigs and chickens.
- Facilitation of learning tours, youth camps and other youth-related activities.
- Technical assistance for youth organizations in forming and sustaining their local organizations.
ALEY-NM is active in providing vegetable gardening as food security support for home-based evacuees affected by the Marawi City crisis.
Our newest venture and funded by the LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot is the implementation of diversified agriculture to combat the practice of mono-cropping which destroys the soil and makes the farmer poorer.
We are also implementing a training program on “perma-culture” for youth leaders in 2 provinces in Mindanao funded by the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
Co-founder and Volunteer, Ecosan Club Philippines. Ecological sanitation and safe re-use of human waste in agriculture and small-scale forestry.
Co-Entrepreneur, Jed’s Kofi. Jed’s Kofi is locally-made coffee from corn, coffee, moringa and lemon-grass designed to provide forward-linkage for farm products of small farmers at the same time employing local women in the production process.
a. Association of Locally-Empowered Youth in Northern Mindanao EcoPee, Rain and Grey-water Conservation Project and Vegetable Gardening Initiative. Water and Solid Waste Newsletter. German Technical Cooperation, Manila.
b. “ALEY-NM successfully implemented a project funded by the Japan Water Forum Fund”. Water and Solid Waste Newsletter. German Technical Cooperation, Manila.
c. “Promoting Ecological Sanitation via the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative. Water and Solid Waste Newsletter, August 2010. German Technical Cooperation.
d. “Giya unsaon pagtanum ug mga pagkaon ug mga kahoy ginamit ang Sustainable Agroforest Land Technology nga sistema” (Guide in implementing sustainable agroforest land technology system).” 25 pages.
e. “Sustainable Small Vegetable Gardening Training Manual for Urban Youths.” 18-page brochure used in the urban youth gardening project.
d. Grantee, Idea Wild, USA. Biodiversity and Youth Rural Improvement Project. November 2009 to present.
e. Grantee, Japan Fund for Water, Japan. Project to Conserving Water, Promote Ecological Sanitation and Improve Food Security. August 2009 to February 15, 2010.
f. Grantee, Trees for the Future, USA. Implement Environmental education activities.
h. Winner, Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO 8) in the Philippines. 2009. Youth Environmental Leadership and Livelihood Project.
i. Grantee, BOTH ENDS Netherlands, Youth Environmental Leader Grant. 2018.
College : Xavier University
Location : Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, writing, hiking.