We aspire to be ecologically, culturally and gender-sensitive facilitators of lasting positive change.

We aim to form Basic Human Communities of local people by organizing and training core groups making them adequately educated, culturally awakened, can independently establish solidarity and linkage among themselves and with other groups.

We help them assume leadership, decision-making and management functions so they will be equipped with social, economic, physical and spiritual dimensions.

Our shared aspiration is to form a self-reliant individual and community, manifesting the Reign of God where men and women are aware of their human rights, living in their ancestral homeland, co-existing in peace and harmony in an atmosphere of justice and charity, free from discrimination and oppression, loving and respecting one another, and free to workshop God realizing full human existence.

In engaging diverse communities to adapt to changes in the 21st century.

The Community Extension Services (CES) is NDJC's feature. While it has been serving people from all walks of life, regardless of faith, ethnicity and mainly concentrated helping and empowering Sama Bajau of Sulu popularly more known as Bajau, the most marginalized tribe in Sulu. The CES has expanded its mandate to formally include other indigenous groups in Sulu the Tausug and the Sama, as well as other sectors of society such as women, the youth, and the victims of calamities and conflict.


  • Community Education and Social Advocacy
  • Community Organizing and Livelihood Development
  • Peace, Safety and Security
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Ecology
  • Research