Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao
Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.
More than a thousand households and a school with 292 enrolled children in a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) community in Barangay Nanga-an, Kabacan, Cotabato have gained access to safe and clean water. About 57 local workers built the water system, majority of them former combatants. The level II water system has 22 tap stands where safe and clean water will flow.
The ILO and the Government of Japan joined forces under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.