Negrosanon Youths Stage Mentorship Camp
Bago City, Negros Occidental – Convening the finest young leaders of Negros Occidental for an intensive 5-day boot camp, the Negrosanon Young Leaders Summit (NYLS) gathers 30 leaders together coming from all over the province for a project development mentorship on January 31, to February 4, 2018 at Buenos Aires Mountain Resort.
Negros Occidental Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Head Karen Dinsay (2nd row, seated 2nd and 1st from left), together with Commission on Population Region VI Information Officer Lara Villanueva, NYLS 2018 Program Head/SLMI Executive Director Jade Miraflores, PSWDO Focal Person on Children and Youth Program Narciso P. Abad III, and Bago City Local Government Operations Officer Engr. Rex Abello, with the NYLS 2018 participants at Buenos Aires Mountain Resort.*
In 2017, the NYLS gathered 47 young leaders, conceptualized 16 projects and reached more than 1,100 individuals directly and indirectly who benefitted from the projects implemented.
On its second wave, realizing the urgent demand to contribute in solving the most pressing needs of the communities and the world, the NYLS anchors its initiatives to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
“We are delighted to lead and mentor the most promising young leaders of Negros,” shares Jomar Borromeo, Project Director, “they have been thoroughly selected from a 3-stage process, and pre-summit works,” he adds.
The summit aims to affix its foundation to the five major advocacy platforms that would catalyze and amplify the achievement of the SDGs especially in the communities in Negros Occidental. The advocacies will focus on: (1) Education and Literacy, (2) Ecology and Disaster Preparedness, (3) Governance, and Peace Security, (4) Health, Nutrition, and Sanitation, and (5) Culture, Heritage and the Arts.
“Before coming to the summit, the finalists were given pre-summit activities that aimed to harness their skills in collaboration and network and linkage building, and community based resource mapping,” Borromeo explains.
NYLS is a 5-day boot camp organized to address to the prevailing social issues and concerns in the Province of Negros Occidental to harness the potential which our youth possesses. Further, it envisions an empowered youth towards fulfilling their roles and responsibilities in building a morally and spiritually upright society inspired to contribute in making this country a great nation by providing them with leadership training, team building seminars and workshops.
“NYLS is after committed and dedicated young leaders that will change the future of their communities and the Province as a whole,” Borromeo aspiringly shared.
NYLS 2018 is co-organized by its Executive Committee, the Sowing Legacy Movement, Youth Empowering Youth Initiative, co-presented by the Office of the Provincial Vice Governor, City Government of Bago, and Pure Wealth EBC Corporation.
The NYLS 2018 is supported by different organizations such as the Riverside College-BS Entrepreneurship Program, Riverside Supreme Student Government, HYBrain Development Corporation, Sandok Comfort Food, City Government of Talisay, Department of Tourism Region VI and Negros Occidental Tourism Division.
“We look forward for more organizations, both from the government and non-government, to support the cause for the youth of the province,” he shares with hopes, “We will make the project ideas that were conceptualized available for interested donors and partners,” Borromeo concludes.*(Kevin Gaitan, NYLS)