Approximately 150 teenagers, enjoined by the Task Force on Youth Development (TFYD), Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) and a handful of active community-based youth organizations, gathered at the Saret Covered Court from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on December 4, 2015 (Friday) to participate in U4U.
U4U is a project of the Department of Health (DOH)’s Commission on Population (POPCOM) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) that aims to discuss the current issues and concerns of the Filipino youth and the possible strategies that can be done to solve these situations. U4U showcases fun and informative activities designed for young people – the teen trail consists of four activities: an interactive learning exhibit; a film showing to heighten awareness on youth rights (Teen Code); an introduction to the U4U online and mobile platforms (Teen Text); and, a short class on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health (Teen Chat).
Barangay Secretary Edwin P. Misolas, in his opening remarks, commended U4U for banking on social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter which are widely used by today’s youth, to provide critical information to Filipino adolescents.
In full support to U4U’s advocacies were Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad; Kagawad Filomena “Luming” V. de Guzman, TFYD overseer; Kgd. Ernesto “Ernie” S. Custodio, Committee on Education co-chairman; Kgd. Edgar “Junjun” S. Macario, Jr., BCPC co-chairman; Mrs. Erlinda B. Natavio, BCPC Secretary; and, among others.
Written by Aphrodite
Photos taken by Arvin Dimzon and Kgd. Luming de Guzman