WYAAP Opens WYA Laguna Chapter


World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) officially launched a new Provincial Chapter in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines this December 2016. Now named WYA Laguna Chapter, the provincial group will be headed by Lorie Ann Cruz, a Certified WYA Member and WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) Alumna.

The Chapter was formed out of the founders’ intent to promote and build a positive environment for the youth of Laguna, Philippines. Through sharing the mission of WYA, they believe that they can educate the youth about respecting one another despite differences in one’s culture or social background, and about the value of creativity in initiating positive impact in one’s community.

Ms. Cruz started her involvement in WYA as an online trainee of the Certified Training Program. Having successfully completed the training program, she then hoped to bring WYA to the lush community of San Pablo, Laguna as she and her friends yearned for an organization that promoted the dignity of the human person. Besides Lorie, the WYA Laguna Chapter will be under the leadership of its core team members, Abegail Talavera, Clyde Villanueva, and Kenna Evangelista.

For its first project, the Chapter will be touring the province of Laguna throughout the first quarter of 2017 in order to introduce the organization to more cities and schools and to invite more youth to join WYA.

Learn how you can open a WYA Chapter by visiting wya.net/chapters.

Interested in inviting or supporting World Youth Alliance Laguna Chapter to your community? Contact asiapacific@wya.net for more information.