QUEZON CITY, Philippines, January 9, 2018–The staff and members of World Youth Alliance (WYA) in the Philippines appeared yesterday at the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines for a courtesy visit to Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo and her advocacy and programs staff.
The visit was arranged for WYA Asia Pacific to share their advocacy and ongoing programs, specifically, the Human Dignity Curriculum and FEMM, and to explore ways on how WYA could support the Vice President’s flagship anti-poverty program, Angat Buhay: An End to Poverty. The WYA team consisted of WYA President, Lord Leomer Pomperada; WYAAP Regional Director, Mary Imbong; and WYA Certified Members, Maria Katrina Flores and Kleine Abrugena.
Both parties shared stories about youth impact projects implemented in the country in the past year, as well as the importance of educating the youth about values such as respect and being a hero for others.
“We believe that it’s important to start educating the youth about human dignity at a very young age, and so we implemented the Human Dignity Curriculum in order to help make that happen,” WYA President, Lord Leomer Pomperada shares.
Likewise, VP Leni’s team, represented by Raffy Magno of the Area & Constituency Concerns Division, emphasized the importance of equipping the youth in marginalized provinces with appropriate skills training in order to effectively mount local youth-led anti-poverty projects in local government units (LGUs).
WYA Asia Pacific will continue its talks with the Office of the VP as both parties identify specific areas for collaboration for their 2018 projects for development.
All photos in this article are courtesy of the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo on Facebook.