Eskwela ng BAYAN 2.0 was launched on March 22, 2014 as a skill building and leadership development training designed to prepare Bayan PNW members for local campaign work. It is a model based on National Democratic School or PADEPA, which is utilized to consolidate members in the Philippines. Fifteen members of Anakbayan, Alay ng Kultura and Gabriela Seattle graduated on April 19, 2014 after completing the curriculum, which consisted of understanding campaigns, cultivating organizational membership and practicing effective communications in the midst of building and winning a campaign.
Through instruction, role-play, case studies & discussions, attendees sharpened their organizer skills and gained new perspective on grassroots fundraising and healthy organizing.
It was a successful school that led to the graduates becoming more involved and taking lead within their organization, as well as with regional campaign work in 2014.