May 18, 2018, Filed under Press Release

Thirty six Out-of-School Youth, including some In-School Youth, and Person With Disabilities from Anda town comprise the first batch of young people who are undergoing  leadership training, personality development, and enrichment activities at the Pangasinan Reformation Center in Burgos town.

 LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Thirty six Out-of-School Youth (OSY), including some In-School Youth (ISY), and Person With Disabilities (PWD) from Anda town comprise the first batch of young people who are undergoing  leadership training, personality development, and enrichment activities at the Pangasinan Reformation Center (PRC) in Burgos town.

 

PRC Officer-in-Charge Eugenie Guiang said the PRC, being a multi-purpose facility, not only caters to the Integrated Reformation Program for drug surrenderees, but also accommodates anyone who would like to make his life more productive.

 

“We are doing this now for the youth… for their personality development and leadership training to make them productive in their endeavors,”  Dr. Guiang, Dasol Community Hospital Chief, said.

 

The OSY from Anda, mainly members of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) in their locality, undergo training at the PRC from May 15 – 18.

 

PYAP focal person Al Preach Casulla, who leads the OSY from Anda, expressed gratitude to the provincial government for the development opportunity given to them.

 

“It’s one of the biggest opportunities given to the youth sector of Anda. This is the first time that we are invited to take part of an out-of-town leadership and recreational camp like this,” said Casulla.

 

Among the PYAP local chapters in Pangasinan, PYAP Anda — with almost 800 members at present — is known to be the most active in sustaining various youth development programs.

 

Components of the youth productivity services offered by the PRC through its training directorate include: Unlad Kabataan Program, Values Enhancement and Personality Development, Entrepreneurial Mind Setting (Sulong Dunong: Access to formal, vocational, and technical skills training; and livelihood programs), Leadership Training and Social Responsibility, Population Awareness and Family Life Orientation, and engagement on the anti-illegal drugs campaign in Pangasinan.

 

Prior to the youth from Anda, the PRC accommodated the first and second batch of “reformists” (drug surrenderees) from Burgos, and Dasol towns, respectively.

 

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

 

 

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