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Dinagat Islands town SK eyes youth development amid health crisis

LGUs can create initiatives where the youth can continue honing their skills amid the pandemic.

Despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation of Loreto town in the province of Dinagat Islands is pushing for youth development through the establishment of a Youth Hub Center.

Provincial SK Vice President Kim Salem said that the center “aims to provide the needs of the youth.”

“We will establish facilities to accommodate leisure for the youth so that they can play indoor games. We will also have musical instruments to help them discover and develop their enthusiasm for music, especially those who are passionate about it,” added the youth leader during her interview with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar for the Friday (March 5) episode of the Network Briefing News.

In addition, the center will also be equipped with computers to support the youth in conducting their research and homework, now that learning modes have shifted to online and modular due to the pandemic.

The Commission on Population (POPCOM) will shoulder the establishment of the center’s facility in support of the SK Federation’s request to uplift the welfare of the town’s youth.

In light of these efforts, the SK Federation official urged the youth to support the council’s initiatives.

“Wala kaming ibang hangarin kundi to give our sincerest service lalo na sa panahon ng pandemiya,” she added.

She also encouraged the youth to extend help in their own ways to prevent the transmission of the fatal disease, which is also best done by abiding health protocols.

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