Global Mindanaw Polytechnic, Inc. (GMPI) is a proud member of the Balay Mindanaw Group that focuses on education through the provision of Technical and Vocational Courses. GMPI was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 14, 2011. It began acquiring its program registration or the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in 2012. GMPI aims to harness the skills, mold the characters and transform the lives of young and less-fortunate individuals by developing them into globally competitive, resilient, excellent and tradable, skilled Mindanawon entrepreneurs. In order to achieve this and to provide quality education, GMPI utilizes a Holistic Training Approach that develops skills, values, leadership, resiliency and entrepreneurship.

GMPI is also proud to be the only technical-vocational institution integrating peace and conflict management, financial literacy, disaster preparedness and resiliency, and entrepreneurship as part of its course modules.

GMPI is also actively involved in the Disaster Risk Reduction, Resiliency-building and Emergency Assistance Mission (DREAM) Program of the Balay Mindanaw Group. Its primary task within the DREAM continuum is the provision of skills training and human resource development in the disaster affected communities.


GMPI started out as an area-based operation team of the Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) in Gingoog City. The initial programs were conceptualized and implemented with the support and guidance of Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (KPMFI). It gradually spun off as a norganization separate from BMFI and KPMFI in 2011, focusing on human resource development and skills training through technical-vocational programs in communities in Gingoog City, as well as in neighbouring towns.


GMPI shares the BalayMindanaw Group’s shared vision of equity, development and peace in Mindanao, the Philippines and the World.


  • GMPI’s mission is as follows:
    • To help build a community of globally competitive, resilient and tradeable skilled Mindanawons and Filipinos.
    • To help promote peace through livelihood, skills development.
    • To help produce globally competitive, professionals, trainable and tradeable skilled Mindanawons and Filipino workers.
    • To build partnership with like-minded and like-hearted institutions across Mindanaw, the Philippines and the World.
    • To ensure the sustainability of our programs, we partner with like- minded and like-hearted institutions that include technical – vocational, financial institutions and recruitment firms coming from public and private sectors.


GMPI is committed to the following shared core values with KPMFI, GMPI, GMAV & BBFI:

  • 1. We Value Historicity
    • We know and we are proud to claim that we are sons and daughters of Balay Mindanaw.
    • We know that our mission is a natural evolution of our work in Balay Mindanaw to continually build towards our Vision of Equity, Development and Peace.
    • We remember how our founding fathers/mothers toiled hard make our organization sustainable and continually relevant to the call of the times.
  • 2. We are Passionately Entrepreneurial
    • We continually ask: “how can we provide services that are low in cost but high in value?”
    • We strive hard to teach the value of entrepreneurship to our clients while we also teach ourselves and our family members.
    • We fully believe that entrepreneurship in one of the best tools to end poverty.
  • 3. We Are a Leading Organization
    • We believe that our intentions are good. Therefore, we strive to do our best in the things we believe passionately in.
    • We believe in introducing innovations to change the rules of the game if we believe that these rules are unjust and favors only a few.
    • As we lead, we focus on problem solving and avoid problem passing.
    • We will strive hard to offer solutions to problems that are considered difficult to solve
  • 4. We are Happy and Celebratory Organization
    • We believe that the happier we are, the more productive we become as volunteers.
    • We value celebration, either of successes or of failures, as a way of commemorating our struggles in reaching for our vision and mission
    • We provide spaces for ourselves and our clients to celebrate important milestones, both victories and failures, to keep us grounded and guided by our historical evolution.
  • 5. We Break Traditions
    • Apart from being innovators, we choose to break accepted norms that we think are past their relevance and have been supporting the unjust status quo.
    • We introduce countercultures that we feel and think will level the playing field for the poor.
    • In this way, we revolutionize how we feel, look, and act on things
  • 6. We have the Heart of Volunteers
    • We consider ourselves volunteers not just because we are working in non-profit, non-government organizations. Before employment, all of us have had the opportunity to volunteer in Mindanawon communities.
    • We believe that the spirit of volunteerism drives us to be more efficient, effective, and productive in all of the challenges that we have to face.
    • We believe that providing our communities with quality services is far more important than any monetary gain.
  • 7. We are Spiritual
    • We believe that having the heart and culture of volunteerism makes us spiritually grounded in our daily encounters with challenges and difficulties.

Global Mindanaw Polytechnic Staff Creed

I believe that GMP will bring transformation to families and communities
I believe that taking care of students is our commitment and we need renew it daily
I believe that taking care of our alumnus are as important as taking care of our students
I believe that GMP needs to be creative and innovative to fully fulfill its mission
I believe that GMP is a happy and celebratory community
I believe that GMP will grow more strongly when its partners are happy of our services
I believe that we are doing is directly contributing to the development of our city/municipality and to our country
I believe that we can offer this commitment to GOD as the expression of our spirituality