Davao, Philippines – The 8th Catalyst Leadership Academy (CLA) was held last April 11 – May 13, 2016 with 48 students from Butuan, Agusan del Norte, South Cotabato, Davao del Norte, Maguindanao and Pangasinan. With the support of 16 interns and Team Leaders, this year’s CLA was mainly held at Global Impact’s base, with some of its activities held in nearby facilities.

Significantly, the catalysts participated actively in the huge Davao Youth Fest (DYF), which was organized by the different Christian churches and organizations of Davao City, gathering an average of 30,000 crowd in its 4 Friday Waves (April 22, 29, May 6 and 13), with the catalysts performing onstage during the final wave (May 13) along with celebrity performers The Perkins Twins.