Kip Oebanda, MDM, works on strategy, international networking and organisational development for the Visayan Forum in the Philippines. Kip was born in prison during the Marcos dictatorship. At 12, he led the first child-run radio programme in the country and won national media awards. At 14, he spoke at international conferences on children’s rights and established CLASP, an organisation of child labourers and advocates. The government recognised Kip through such awards as the Ninoy Aquino and Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines.