Name: Arizza Nocum
Arizza Nocum is a peace and education advocate from the Philippines. Arizza’s multi-faith background as the daughter of a Catholic father and a Muslim mother inspired her to use education as a tool to promote peace and tolerance.
Arizza founded KRIS Library, an NGO that has built libraries and provided scholarships to schoolchildren living in areas affected by conflict. Beyond KRIS, Arizza has also initiated training programs for young peace-builders in the Philippines and is exploring the use of digital and social media as a tool for peace.
Open to: Writing, speaking, training
Areas of Expertise: Interfaith harmony, education as a tool for peace, social media and communications in P/CVE
Geographical Scope: Philippines, Southeast Asia
Article – UN OHCHR: Be compassionate Towards Those You Don’t Agree With
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