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To strengthen the idea of the young leaders of the city about Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH), the Zuellig Family Foundation together with The Challenge Initiative (TCI), and the Commission on Population (POPCOM) conducted a four-day LAYFC for YL in Davao City on October 19-22, 2022.
Tacurong City Local Youth Development Council (TCYDC), composed of the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons and other youth-serving organizations actively participated in one of the advocacies of the Leadership for Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Cities (LAYFC) Program which is to address the prevalent case of teenage pregnancy in the city.
As one of the main allies of the advocacy, Regional Director of POPCOM RO XI, Ms. Ma. Linadores Delicana personally welcomed the participants.
Also present in the LAYFC Program were youth leaders from LGU partners of ZFF-TCI from Tagum, and General Santos City.
Ms. Julie Anne A. Llavore, RN, MPH, Regional Account Officer of the ZFF-TCI introduced the speakers and gave an orientation about the program.
The 1st Module of the LAYFC Program is composed of 8-sessions that consist of strategies and methods designed for young leaders for them to achieve fair and just public health service delivery.
Dr. Anjelica Nacnac and Ms. Donna Medina were the speakers of the four-day deep-dive activity.
Meanwhile, to inspire the participants, Bridging Leadership Champion Hon. Carmela Constantino, the SK Federation President of the Municipality of Malungon shared her experience and expertise on how she handled the issues of public health care in her community.
“May we build a better and more progressive municipality or city, and not merely for the sake of leaving a legacy. But I do hope that we would work harder to improve our community for both the present and upcoming generation”, she said.
Inspired and fully equipped, the TCYDC group, headed by SK Federation President Hon. Cristina F. Duadua, promised their full commitment to the program. (FAR-LGUInfo)
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