Salupongan International (SI) is a solidarity network of organizations, institutions and individuals dedicated to the unity and empowerment of marginalized rural communities in Southern Philippines through international solidarity, campaigns advocacy and basic social services.
We envision a future where local and global communities unite in solidarity to serve the interests and needs of marginalized peoples through the empowerment of grassroots communities around the world for social justice, food security and ecological justice, peace and human rights, freedom from exploitation, genuine democracy and human dignity.
Build an international solidarity network of mutual cooperation, support and empowerment that fosters genuine people to people relationships bridging local and global communities.
Advocate for indigenous peoples’ aspirations in their right to self-determination and protection of their ancestral lands.
Develop moral and material support for social services such as community based schools and educational programs, health programs and clinics, sustainable agriculture programs, potable water systems and other community development services.
Facilitate solidarity exchange programs that enable community partners to forge deeper solidarity through the learning and sharing of experiences, culture, knowledge, skills and resources for the benefit and development of their respective communities.
Engage in various platforms and arenas of national and international (policy) advocacy bodies to mobilize global support for local issues and concerns.