I am Shirley Kimmayong, an aspiring changemaker and the founder of Hagiyo*, a nonprofit for indigenous peoples. Indigeneous peoples make up one-third of the world's poorest.
A high percentage of IPs are uneducated, unemployed, discriminated and marginalized.
As an indigenous person myself, I want to change the narrative by creating opportunities for economic empowerment for sustainable education, culture learning and lessons on life skills for them to be educated, empowered, champions of culture and changemakers.
*Hagiyo is an Ifugao (indigenous group in the Philippines)word that means "shout for joy!"
How to Get Involved
Be a changemaker in your own way through your financial support to Shirley's cause for indigenous peoples through Hagiyo, a nonprofit for indigenous peoples. Visit the fb page at facebook.com/hagiyo.org or the website at www.hagiyo.org. You can also email [email protected].