MANILA — DESPITE LIMITED permission on mass gathering, the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Dipolog City continues to reach out to local youth and raise awareness on pressing issues experienced by the sector. SK President Madel Zoe Lugasan on Monday discussed their initiatives on imploring the youth to be always informed about social issues and to strengthen their spiritual beliefs through their Project Sampit Kabataan.
“We already launched our ‘Kamusta ka, Kabataan’ webcast with Ms. Universe 2010 4th runner-up and #NotAlone Ambassadress Venus Raj. Actually, this is a kick-off for our upcoming event Project Sampit Kabataan where we will be partnering with #NotAlone Dipolog City,” she said during the Network Briefing News with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
The youth group will be partnering with non-government organization as the Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) to conduct webinar series after a memorandum of agreement is already in place.
“We will be providing webinar sessions on respect, anti-bullying, relationships and the likes. After nun, may break-out sessions. And we will also be having a hotline pag hindi siya nakaabot sa discussions and can freely share. We are promoting safe space and, of course, confidentiality,” she said.
“Malapit na po kaming mag MOA-signing with the NGO because we are looking at it in a Godly and a spiritual perspective,” she added. The #NotAlone Program is a youth-centered program organized for an integrated development of the youth and address the most pressing issues such as depression, suicide, bullying, addiction and abuse.
“We will use this opportunity to show and practice respect to others, to bond with our families, to study and learn new things, and create new hobbies,” she said.
The project also aims to train youth leaders for psycho-social and mental health counseling and support to help individuals currently struggling at this time of the pandemic.
Aside from the project, the SK group is also assisting communities by distributing sanitary and health kits to families while promoting proper hygiene as a defense against Covid-19 infection.
On photo: Youth awareness. SK President Madel Zoe Lugasan discusses initiatives on imploring youth to be informed of social issues during the Network Briefings News with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday (July 20, 2020) in Dipolog City. Lagusan said the SK continues to reach out to local youth and raise awareness through online amid the coronavirus pandemic. A screen capture of the discussion.