Post-Marawi Siege Projects of #ForMindanao
Let peace reign.
by Marky Ramone Go | October 30, 2018
KulturAKO is a livelihood project which aims to provide job security to local residents through a training program teaching the traditional art form of weaving. Aside from economic opportunity, it also aspire to revive the dying culture of “Langkit weaving” in Lanao Del Sur.
Today, KulturAKO has partnered with the Maranao Collectibles led by the husband and wife tandem of Salika and Jardin in training university students and out-of-school youths to learn the craft of weaving. In fact, during the Marawi Siege, armed only with improvised weaving tools hastily built in the evacuation center, the couple trained dozens of IDPs (Internally displaced persons) to learn the intricate craftmanship of Langkit.
“Gusto namin mabura sa isip ng mga tao na pag sinabi mo Maranao – sa ngayon – terrorista. Gusto namin ipakita na meron din kaming kultura na ipinagmamalaki,” said Salika Samad.