• “The FYCF Class has given me a new perspective on learning the Christian religion though I’m a practicing Muslim. Before, I was content to believe that Christians hate and to the extend discriminate fully the Muslims and we Muslims have no place in the Community of Christians due because of the past incidents and encounter with non-Muslims, but now I’ve appreciate the open hand of my classmates and mostly the Facilitator Ma’am Mildred where at first I doubt her sincerity to understand my situation and issues as a Muslim and a Moro. I’m satisfied that something is can be learned and gained between the two different religions. I have also gained a great deal of tolerance and perseverance in my differences amongst my classmates.”
  • “I think that the best part in the class was the sharing of ideas, experiences and thoughts. I loved to listen and understand the deeper meaning of each stories then I can reflect to look for moral values and relate to my religion (ISLAM) which then I compare and contrast the values. I learned that’s its close and have some similarities, where I can benefit from this as I explored more the differences and be a good practicing Muslim.”
  • “I have learned to share my ideas more freely and without fear of being incorrect though I still have reservation because of my past experiences (i.e. discrimination, cultural-religion genocide). This experience has also helped me to look at problems from a myriad of different angles. It’s a great feeling when you can relate and giving out your courage to what you think.”
  • “I worried about my religion background because I came from a Muslim community and I still believe the misconceptions about my religion are rampant in this city where we Muslims are only minority and we are prone for discriminations from misleading and misconception knowledge acquires by non-Muslims about our great religion (Islam). But soon I realized that it didn’t matter what you are, but what new things you accomplished and how you will show respect and practice tolerance about the differences. I’ll be a successful and learned person Inshallah (God Willing) in the near future.”
  • “Because of this FYCF class, I will never be able to look at any differences without analyzing the morale lesson behind it. I really enjoyed the challenge given and I’m also glad that I was given the opportunity to share my ideas and sentiments about the Bangsamoro vis-à-vis with Muslim issues and problems until I fully understood the reasons behind the FYCF program.”
  • “I didn’t think that this FYCF class would change my whole outlook on life, but it has…I won’t be able to just accept what is put in front of me.”
  • “Not only have I learned about the Christian values where I can relate and differentiate it to Islamic values, but I’ve grown as a person. I have learned how to persevere and now not to back away from a challenge.”
  • “At first I was timid and reluctant to give any share for fear of being wrong. But my classmates and the facilitator Ma’am Mildred showed me that error can be a good thing: it causes you to think about your mistake, attempt to correct it, and whether or not your answer is right is actually very trivial. It is the journey that is important. And as my confidence grew, I found myself changing from a listener to a contributor to a leader. In the end, I feel that this FYCF has increased my self-confidence tremendously and has taught me to confront problems with determination and face challenges with eagerness.”
  • “This FYCF class was like a whole new world for me. It was a path to self-rediscovery.”
  • “I feel more confident. Now when I look at a problem, I don’t think this problem looks too hard and give up. Instead, I look at the problem and consider what I already know, feeling confident that if I try, anything is possible.”
  • “I cherish my time at FYCF class as one of the exciting time of my life…. Even on the first day of class, I felt a sense of home and family even in that midst of strangers. The following day we all felt as if we had all known each other for years.”