North Cotabato Youth Leaders Keep Community Empowered Through Information!
Kenneth Mheil Mangaya- Ay | Apr 02, 2020
Photos by the Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation – Midsayap
In these trying times, the youth needs to be more accountable. They need to be more empowered to use their influence to help uplift one another. Rather than resorting to fear or panic, the Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation (SKMF) in Midsayap, North Cotabato are providing a more impactful response: an information campaign to help the community understand the pandemic better. One of their programs ensures that accurate information about the basics of the virus is properly disseminated throughout the community.
Aside from the information drive, they also initiated the making of masks and face shields for the medical frontliners in the municipality. The activity is in partnership with ‘HIGALA’, a community-based youth volunteer group and the private sector.
The youth leaders are also active in the disinfection and sanitation activities in every barangay. “Andam kami mutabang labi na karon nga lisod ang sitwasyon. Dili mi mag-complain sa gakahitabo kay kami mismo kabalo sa kalisod sa gina-agihan natong tanan (We are ready to help especially now with our situation. Instead of complaining, we are willing to do whatever we can to help the community)," said Mark Ferven Avance, SKMF President.
They have already distributed 1,500 face masks, more than 1,000 face shields and 26 improvised PPE’s to the frontliners in different levels in the municipality.
The youth leaders are strengthening their campaign on proper information dissemination to help the community informed. In fact, they are using the social media to reach out to more residents. Through this, they are hopeful, their municipality will be COVID-free.