DUMAGUETE CITY, March 18 (PIA) -- About 60 out-of-school youths (OSYs), aged 14- 16, from the hinterland villages in Negros Oriental are expected to participate in the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) on April 25-27 in Dumaguete City.
The three-day youth summit camp banners the theme “Sharing Our Planet: Deforestation” to increase awareness and empower the youths to promote the positive change in deforestation.
Oriental Negros Children’s Advocacy (ONCAN) spearheads the Summit in coordination with the military groups and various non-government organizations (NGOs) in support of the stay-in activity on educating the youth. Here, they will be taught how they can help address the issues on environment protection, insurgency, and perhaps drug abuse prevention, human rights, and spiritual values.
ONCAN President Marietta “Baby” Jambora emphasized that the summit also aims to develop leadership skills, team building, and role playing through exposures in various exercises and group activities.
The YLS is part of the Bayanihan Para sa Kabataan project which involves various stakeholders consistent with the spirit of “Bayanihan,” said Jambora. (mbcnJCT/PIA-Negros Oriental)