Responsible Citizens, Empowered Communities and Solidarity towards Social Change (RECITE, Inc.)
Contact Person: Ester S. Alkonga, Executive Director
Office Address: 154 Visperas Road, Malabago, Mangaldan, Pangasinan, 2432
Telephone Number: 0632-6961885/ +639176493638
Responsible Citizens, Empowered Communities and Solidarity towards Social Change (RECITE, Inc.) were established in March 19, 2008 in the province of Pangasinan. It works toward social transformation by working with communities and introducing the ideals of transparency and accountability. Its work straddles the Spiritual, Political, Economic, Cultural, Social and Ecological aspects of human development. To ensure the sustainability of developmental initiatives, RECITE builds the capacities of local leaders to manage community programs and projects through transformative leadership. It develops solidarity between individuals, groups and communities within and outside the country in order to widen the support base for their advocacies. Moreover, their linkages are a means to engage in dialogue and exchange technologies and experiences with organizations that share similar goals. These goals are made achievable to the community by the programs on micro-finance, scholarship, sustainable agriculture, environment, political reforms and good governance. RECITE has mobilized 80 families in establishing micro-enterprises in their localities and 30 families have received scholarships and gained access to alternative learning system. It is working with more families in organic farming, utilizing fuel-efficient stoves.
RECITE is supported by private individuals, Sariling Sikap, Inc., Bridge of Hope and Virgilio Urbano Nafarette Foundation.