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Opol SK continues youth initiatives despite COVID-19 pandemic

OPOL, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–As support to the national government’s initaitives in combating the social disruption wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, Barangay Malanang Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Opol bolsters its information campaign and initatives to engange and empower the youth in their community.

SK Chair Valdexter Salomon said during the CORDS-X podcast with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, September 4, they are currently focusing on developing programs that would enable the youth to exercise their skills in survival and resiliency, such their as clean up drives and zonal youth community-building gardening project.

“Among gihimong contest nga ang mga batan-on tudluan unsaon ug pag-garden kay among nakita nga kung naa’y kalit-kalit na parehos atong mga lockdown sauna, naa ta’y shortage sa pagkaon. Dapat kabalo ta maningkamot kung unsaon nato pag-supply ug pagkaon sa atong kaugalingon pinaagi sa mga gulay,” Salomon said.

(We made a contest to teach young people how to grow food because we saw the need for it after we experienced sudden lockdowns, like a few months ago when we had food shortages. We should make it a point that all of us should know to survive through vegetable growing)

By teaching the youth in their community on growing food on their own, Salomon said they have observed a surge of engagement and responsibility towards their community from children and teens.

Further, in preparation for the upcoming 2022 national elections, the SK chair said they are utilizing social media to drum up interest and share relevant information on the registration process and remind them of the importance of suffrage especially among the youth.

“Unta tabangan nato atong barangay council, SK council, ug atong gobyerno para sa pagpatuman sa health and safety protocols aron masulbad nato ning pandemya. Didto na ta maglipay-lipay after. Maskin batan-on pa ta, daghan ta ma-contribute, kay nagtuo mi nga ang mga batan-on ang kaugmaon,” he said.

(I hope we can help our barangay council, SK council, and our government in adhering to health and safety protocols so we can finally end this pandemic, we can celebrate when it’s over, despite our youth we can always contribute more because we believe the youth is the key for a better tomorrow). (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)