Samboang-Ngilay High School of Brgy. Batomelong hosted the opening of the Mindanao Week of Peace. The SOCSARGEN peace network, a loose network composed of various sectors in the society like NGO’s, academe, police, army, religious groups and various organizations converged to highlight its peace advocacies. The school enrolled significant number of Christians, Lumad and Muslim students. The week long celebration started from November 25- December 1, 2011.
Many of the activities involved children. Child friendly activities like origami (for the peace dove), kite flying, and coloring were among their favorites. Sculptures, artists and bands highlighted the week long exhibit in the mall. Products of peace and development communities – the Sweet Peace Coco Sugar and the Saravia’s best coco vinegar and sinamak also joined the exhibit.
The Fun Run and Walk for peace culminated of the weeklong celebration. It started in the oval plaza and ended at Camp Lira. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Samboang-Ngilay High School to help them fence their campus.