It has always been a pleasure for me to speak to a large audience; much more to speak to my fellow youth. When I received a message of invitation from Karen Shiela Flores to speak at the Kauswagan Youth Camp, being an advocate of peace in the Southern Philippines, I counted myself in for the event.
The Kauswagan's First Youth Camp held last April 13 to 15 was a first in the Lanao del Norte province. It was hosted by the Kauswagan Youth For Change in cooperation with Local Government of Kauswagan led by Mayor Rommel C. Arnado, the Rotary Club of Downsouth Iligan, and Alternative Learning System of Kauswagan District.
|Facilitators and volunteers of the event strike their poses.|
|Mr. Josiah Mangangot gives his lecture.|
|Me, posing with some of the delegates to the 1st Kauswagan Youth Camp|
|Me, with some of my former students.|
My participation was on the last day of the camp where I gave a lecture entitled, "Peace and Development: Where Does The Youth Stand?". I certainly enjoyed sharing to them the connection of a peaceful society vis-a-vis development. I shared to them the steps on how to promote peace in various fora. I showed some multimedia which exemplified the endless media in re-echoing the message of peace especially in the cyberspace.
I am sure that the participants had fun for the whole camp as much as I did. This move of equipping the new generation with positive leadership traits is a practice that should be followed by other LGUs. I salute the people of Kauswagan for this bold initiative.
|Shouts to Diverse Hue of Tupi, South Cotabato for my customized bagtag which|
served as tokens to those who answered my questions during the lecture.
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