I received a great gift this Christmas Season - a travel grant and a free chance to attend the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Cebu City, Philippines on January 24-25, 2015. I just found it about 3 weeks ago through the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. I applied and was informed that I could go with a subsidy. The registration fee is only Ph 2,000 (about US50.00). It covers 2 snacks, lunch and conference materials. I will be given a code so that I could register for free.

I was also given a Ph3,000 travel grant. This is 50% of my actual travel costs to include fare and accommodation. Half the cost is fair enough for me. The learnings I will gain and the linkages with peace advocate I can build is more than the money I will be spending. Sad to say, the travel grant and registration pass is for FILIPINO citizens only but the summit is open to all nationalities.

If you are interested, you may visit summit2015.globalvoicesonline.org. There are organizations which can support your partiipation. Try the lmajor sponsors of the event. They are:

Ford Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Open Society Institute
Knight Foundation
Making All Voices Count

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