Cagayan SK pushes project ‘Arapaap’ to help youth

Mr. Floricadel Trilles, station manager of FBN-DZCV, is the co-host during the January 20, 2021 Networkk Briefing episode. 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jan. 20 (PIA) - - The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) at barangay Dugayung in Amulung, Cagayan has implemented various programs and projects to help their fellow youth cope  with the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

SK chairperson Karl Leonvid Gannaban, in today’s Network Briefing hosted by Assistant Secretary JV Arcena of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), said early last year, they launched the project ‘Arapaap’, an Ilocano word for dream, as one of their initiatives to help their community in times of pandemic.

Gannaban said part of the project is the conduct of free tutorials, feeding activities and teaching children in their barangays on proper hand washing.

“We also distribute face masks, hygiene kits, agricultural products, among others to the young ones,” the SK chair said.

During the recent flood experienced in the province in November 2020, Gannaban said their team has tapped overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), youth and church organizations, and other groups to aid in their relief operations.

“With the council's initiative, we were able to collect at least P380,000 cash donations from various groups  which we used to purchase bottled drinking water, food packs, hygiene kits, agricultural products, and other goods to help our affected townmates,” he said.

Gannaban, however, admitted that they still have some pending projects last year, saying they will double their efforts to implement those early this year for the benefit of their constituents.

“We will work hard and will not stop until all the youth in our town are reached out and availed of our services,” he added. (ALM/PIA-2)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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