Alumni-In-Action: FEU Alumna among the 2018 TOYM honorees
Jamela Aisha Martinez Alindogan was named one of the awardees of 2018 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM). The award seeks to give national recognition to young men and women who significantly contributed to the welfare of our fellow Filipinos through hard work and dedication to their respective profession or vocation according to JCI Philippines website. Chaired by Manuel V. Pangilinan, TOYM awards is a joint effort by the TOYM Foundation, the Junior Chamber International Philippines and the Gerry Roxas Foundation.
Jam, as her classmates and professors would call her, is a graduate of FEU Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication batch 2006. She is currently the Bureau Chief and Correspondent of Al Jazeera English and a Co-founder of Sinagtala Center for Women and Children in Conflict who helps victims of wars and armed conflicts in the country. Prior to TOYM, she received the 2018 FEU Green and Gold Outstanding Alumni Awards and was honored as one of the 9 Most Admired Female Journalist of the World by Swedish Foreign Ministry and UNESCO in 2016.
Alindogan, who genuinely understand the meaning of hardship being a daughter of fishermen and a working student who juggled two jobs at the same time to finish her college degree, said "My role as a journalist and as a humanitarian allows me to see the complications of life in conflict and war zones. It not only helps me tell stories truthfully but also gives me the chance to encourage others to be involved".