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What is Rock Education Project, Inc.?

Rock Education Project Inc. is a non-profit organization that works to provide venues and events for alternative education through music, art, poetry, sports, and more. Its ten-year initiative for alternative education concluded in 2015. 

Founded in 2005, RockEd Philippines anchored all its initiatives on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The UN MDGs have now since expanded into Sustainable Development Goals; RockEd has also evolved since. Currently, RockEd functions as a disaster relief network and legislative research team, while supporting its current mental health initiative – Project: Steady Asia.

What is Project: Steady Asia?

Project: Steady Asia is a web-wide mental health initiative of Rock Education Project, Inc. focused on wellness programs and creative arts therapy for adults and teenagers.

As of June 2021, Project: Steady Asia became a part of the Therapeutic Alliance of the Trauma Research Foundation based in Boston, MA.

Vision

Project: Steady envisions a world where mental health is accessible to everyone.

Mission

Project: Steady firmly believes that mental health is a necessity. By creating programs and services that cater specifically to the needs of each person, group, or organization, Project: Steady aims to impart culturally relevant learnings that will equip each person with the tools and confidence needed to steady themselves.

Objectives
  • To provide learning sessions regarding the care of one’s mental health.
  • To construct venues for creative arts therapy for emotional self- regulation.
  • To hold training sessions for future peer counselors, creative workshops for guidance counselors, and guided therapy for parents and students.

Initiative Timeline

RockEd’s Milestones

RockEd Radio

◦ RockEd Radio previously aired on NU 107.

Rock the Riles

◦ Rock the Riles was a special gig series conducted in MRT stations all over Metro Manila.
◦ The shows were completely free for those commuting.

Rock the Rehas

◦ Rock the Rehas started with documentaries on Philippine jails.
◦ Rock the Rehas has provided alternative education classes at Bilibid Maximum Security Prison since 2007.

RockEd Relief

◦ RockEd Relief was launched as a disaster relief response to the 2005 Christmas Day flash flood in Mindoro.
◦ RockEd Relief still continues to function as a network for donations during times of crisis (e.g. typhoons, natural disasters, COVID 19), and is currently active through various provincial teams.

RockEd Publishing

◦ RockEd Publishing was formed to encompass the literary initiatives of Rock Education Project, Inc.
◦ It launched its first book in June 2021 entitled “Winning Still”, a compilation of stories written by Filipino athletes during the pandemic.

Founding Members

Gang Badoy Capati

Gang Badoy Capati

Ani Almario

Ani Almario

CP David

CP David

Meet Team Steady!

Gang Badoy Capati

Gang Badoy Capati

Lead Trauma Therapist, Executive Director

Rodmark Barriga

Rodmark Barriga

Managing Director

Melinda de Jesus

Melinda de Jesus

Operations Director

Yanna Garcia

Yanna Garcia

Programs Director

Dr. Maria Bernadett P. Carandang

Dr. Maria Bernadett P. Carandang

Psychiatrist

Dr. Cecille Herrera-Reuther

Dr. Cecille Herrera-Reuther

Psychiatrist

Michael Alvir

Michael Alvir

Programs Coordinator: Prison Outreach

Crissy Baluyut-Hernandez

Crissy Baluyut-Hernandez

Corporate Relations Coordinator

Camille Icasiano

Camille Icasiano

Corporate Relations Coordinator

Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz

Programs Coordinator: Sports

Rubilen Amit

Rubilen Amit

Programs Coordinator: Sports

Celina Matti

Celina Matti

Programs Coordinator: Schools

Boyet Javelona Sison

Boyet Javelona Sison

Sports and Mental Health Consultant

Rica Villar

Rica Villar

Corporate Wellness Consultant

Jen Rubio

Jen Rubio

Corporate Wellness Consultant

Sheila Cauyan Mari

Sheila Cauyan Mari

Corporate Wellness Consultant

Rosario Juan

Rosario Juan

Business Development Consultant

Avmir Jose Magno Pangilinan III

Avmir Jose Magno Pangilinan III

Finance Consultant

Alessandra Lanot

Alessandra Lanot

Creative Consultant

Byanca Matias

Byanca Matias

Website Consultant

Mona Kee Kee

Mona Kee Kee

LGBTQIA+ Resource Consultant