Youth leaders strengthen in YFPM Meet

The regional officers of the Youth for Peace Movement (YFPM) from Region XI and SOCSARGEN meet today for the three-day Capability Enhancement and Planning Workshop.

Held at DPWH XI, Regional Equipment Services, Panacan, this city, organizers aim to educate and guide the participants to be responsible leaders who advocate peace and value nationalism.

The workshop also provides a venue for youth leaders to learn from the speakers who share their expertise in environmental awareness, youth development, local governance, stakeholder’s participation, development communication and social responsibilities through series of discussions.

In her message, NEDA XI Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim lauded the facilitators for coming up with such event. According to her YFP serves as a potent vehicle to develop the youth’s sense of responsibility and inculcate (to them) love for the country.

“We acknowledge your great potential in peace building” she said citing the roles of the youth as source of correct information, initiators of programs, assists in development and monitor the development efforts of the government for feedback. She also encourage the youth to be proactive on current issues saying “only your imagination would limit your capacity to contribute to your community.”

The YFP Movement Regional Officers’ Capability Enhancement and Planning Workshop is a joint project of the 10th Infantry Division and the Association of Regional Executives of the National Agencies (ARENA) XI which is co-sponsored by civic organizations and other stakeholders like Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), JCI – Central Davao, Kiwanis Golden Tagum Save Earth Project. Other local government agencies (LGAs) that extended support by providing speakers and inputs are the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) XI, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) XI, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI, National Youth Commission (NYC Davao), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) XI, Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) XI and Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The inputs provided by the speakers will be the basis of the YFPM officers to make projects aligned to that of the government agencies.



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