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Brgy Camaman-an SK prioritizes educ, special aid for youth

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Investing on education and special needs among their youth, Barangay Camaman-an Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) implements the “Ang Ganda ng Iyong Kinabukasan, Ganda ng Barangay Camaman-an Academic Assistance” as well as the special programs for the persons with disability (PWD) and gender equality.

Started in 2014, the academic assistance only has 60 beneficiaries and to date, 120 students are taking advantage of the SK’s P7,000 cash assistance per semester. 

“Gapaningkamot kami sa SK council nga madungagan pa ni puhon-puhon kay daghan gyud ang mga batan-on diri nga mas gusto makasulod sa scholarship. Di gyud basta-basta ang financial labi na karon nga online class kailangan gyud og mga gadget,” Barangay Camaman-an SK Chair Dennis Tero said in the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, September 18.

(The SK council is working hard to add more beneficiaries of the program since a lot of youth in the barangay wanted to get a scholarship. Many are having a financial difficulty in their online class particularly on having a gadget)

As for the assistance to youth who are also PWDs, Tero said they implement the Youth with Specific Needs program where the youth are organized by sitio or zone so they can create their own projects and activities. 

“Lain pa nga programa nga gitagaan namo og panahon, tagaan namo og pagtagad, ang pag-organize gihapon sa atong mga LGBT ug anaa gyud sila’y bulan nga magselebrar sa barangay council para makab-ot nila ang gender equality,” the SK chair added. 

(Another program that we have given time and priority is the organization of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). They are given the time to celebrate and conduct activities in the barangay council so they can achieve gender equality)

Tero said they are motivated to do more programs as they can see the willingness of the youth to serve the barangay just like the youth’s participation in the distribution of the special ayuda or assistance. (RTP/PIA-10)