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Youth Representatives Participates in Peer Counseling and Education Training

 

A training on Peer Counselling and Education has recently been conducted to build capacity of youth focals and PYAP (Pag Asa Youth Association of the Philippines) Federation Officers in Northern Mindanao.

Twenty-five representatives from various Provinces and Cities within the region participated the said activity.  The training is aimed to build the capacity of the participants in delivering informal or organized educational activities, with their peers/ youth in helping them develop their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills.

Furthermore, participants are expected to better understand the concept of skills based health education and related peer-led health education methodologies, acquire accurate information about reproductive and sexual health issues including HIV /AIDS.

Focal persons and youth leaders were also expected to discuss their own attitudes and values regarding youth health education.

Workshops and various group activities were integrated within the four-day training sessions including simulation activities to gauge their skills in handling same type of training to various sectors aside from children and youth.

Actual output of the training would be the participants re-echoing of the training in their respective localities.

Resource persons include Mr. Mark Anthony Labriaga, Mr. Marvin Ted Membreve, both peer educators and youth advocates, Ms. Jaya Jowelel Agbu and Ms. Yulibelle Agbu, Youth Development Officer from the Local Government Unit of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

The training was organized and spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X.

 

 

Written by Mitzie S. Santiago, DSWD

 

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DSWD-X lauds 8 LGUs in Northern Mindanao

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently presented awards to the city of Iligan and the municipalities of Balo-i, Pantao Ragat, Pantar, Linamon, Bacolod, and the province of Lanao del Norte as the agency’s commendation for their help given to the DSWD in delivering its social protection services.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development presents the awards to the city of Iligan, municipalities of Balo-i, Pantao Ragat, Pantar, Linamon, Bacolod, and the Province of Lanao del Norte as the agency’s commendation for their help given to the DSWD in delivering its social protection services. DSWD also presents the Gawad Good Governance Initiative Award to the local government unit of Ozamiz City which was commended for conceptualizing and implementing the “Pantawid Kolehiyo Program,” which provides scholarship grants to one student per Pantawid Pamilya family beneficiary residing in the city. (Abdul Jabbar Usman, DSWD-10)

It can be recalled that the said Northern Mindanao city and municipalities welcomed and hosted internally displaced persons who evacuated from Marawi City which became a battleground between the Philippine government security forces and militants, including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist groups last May 23, 2017.

The host local government units assisted the DSWD in ensuring relief and early recovery of over 55,000 family evacuees temporarily seeking shelter and food in Northern Mindanao during the onset of the battle in Marawi.

Meanwhile, the DSWD also presented the Gawad Good Governance Initiative Award to the local government unit of Ozamiz City which was commended for conceptualizing and implementing the “Pantawid Kolehiyo Program,” which provides scholarship grants to one student per Pantawid Pamilya family beneficiary residing in the city.

The DSWD presented these awards during its 67th Anniversary Awarding Rites last March 8, 2018 in Quezon City. The anniversary celebration was commenced with this year’s theme as “Walang Puwang sa Katiwalian ang Paglilingkod nang Tapat sa Bayan.”

The DSWD actively coordinates and provides technical assistance to the local government units in responding to the needs and welfare of the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities through delivery of social protection programs and services. ###

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

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