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SK Villanueva trains youth in livelihood skills for new normal

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–As northern Mindanao continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program and adaptation programs to the new normal, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Villanueva now aims to train the youth in their community new skills to revitalize their economic health and encourage employment among its peers.

“Gahinay-hinay na og adapt [ang mga tao] sa new normal diri sa San Martin, ug gahinay-hinay na pud og recover ang atong mga katawhan diri, naanad na sila sa atong kahimtang karon,” said San Martin, Villanueva SK Chairman Novel Gems Paurom during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, October 9.

(People are slowly adapting to the new normal here in San Martin, and slowly recovering, they are getting used to our current situation)

Paurom said as part of their assistance to the government’s COVID-19 recovery initiative, they have come up with a second livelihood program with the full support of the Local Government of Villanueva to train the youth in technical skills that can aid them in employment opportunities in the new normal.

“Kani siya na livelihood is all about training, naa mi’y hairstyling, make-up, and flower arrangement, maskin gamay lang ni nga kita pwede ni i-apply nga business sa community nato,” he added.

(This livelihood is all about training, we have hairstyling, make-up, and flower arrangements. Even if it’s just small project, they can already make a business in our community)

In terms of support for the government’s free, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccination program, the SK of Villanueva shared that the response of the youth in their area has been mostly positive, but they are still countering fake news and spreading accurate information through their social media pages and information drives.

In addition, they have are also planning on launching a “Stress Wall” as part of its mental health support program and gardening programs.

Despite challenges in their training programs due to warm body limitations in line with minimum health safety protocols, Paurom stressed the importance of empowering the youth through skills training and assures that there will still be more training programs open for all the youth in their community that are interested in finding employment and learning new skills

“Gina-encourage nako mo tanan nga makiisa sa atong gobyerno ug sa atong mga lain-lain nga organization na makapaayo sa ato, mag-uban ta sa pagpuksa sa aning virus,” he said.

(I encourage you all to unite with our government and the various organizations that can help us, let’s work together to fight this virus). (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)