Oxfam is an international non-governmental organization that works with others to end poverty and suffering.
Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Oxfam gb in the Philippines is involved in development, campaign and humanitarian work. Together with its local partners, Oxfam GB works with poor people to sustain their livelihoods, reduce the risks of natural and human-made disasters such as armed conflict, and uphold the rights of civilians in crises. Oxfam strives to enable poor people to access quality education and essential medicines and have a voice in economic issues affecting them. It supports poor women as they exercise leadership in transforming unequal relations.
DAKILA (nobility) – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism is a group of artists, students and individuals committed to advocating social consciousness formation among both their industry peers and their immediate audiences. DAKILA recognizes that Philippine society is in the midst of a significant upheaval and that, as disciples of the creative act, we are not exempted from the responsibility of helping contribute to positive change.
DAKILA envisions a nation of heroes. Its mission is to build a movement that inspires heroism and nobility of thought and action to effect social transformation by collectively providing creative avenues to awaken the individual, dismantle apathy and unleash their inner hero.
The three goals of DAKILA are awareness, education, and involvement – to make the public aware of crucial concerns affecting society, to educate both the audience and, more importantly, themselves about pressing social concerns, which should effectively inform the methods of creative expression and to be consistently and dynamically involved in activities geared toward achieving the common good.