UNYPAD – Balong chapter holds orientation for new members
By: Annie M. Udil
PIKIT, COTABATO PROVINCE (January 6, 2021) — United Youth for Peace and Development. Inc. (UNYPAD) Balong Chapter, a newly created chapter, successfully held orientation for its chapter members on Jan.03, 2021 at Barangay Balong in this town.
The said event was part of the program of the organization that was aimed to produce capable, effective, and efficient young leaders.
Samir Samsudin, Chairman of UNYPAD Balong Chapter expressed his gratitude for the participation of the attendees.
“In behalf of my colleagues, I am very much thankful that this event were realized. We do hope that we can work as one and we’re looking forward for more opportunities to come,” he said.
UNYPAD North Cotabato Cluster II, Secretary on Da’awah and Campaign Advocacy, Jhoe Balabagan, gave updates and discuss about UNYPAD.
“UNYPAD conducts this kind of event and series of activities of course to prepare the youth to become the agent of transformation and revolves as the young but equipped and useful leaders,” he said.
Ust. Nasrudin Mulod related to the participants on Islamization efforts of the organization citing, “UNYPAD, injects el’m (knowledge) in youth for you not to become the cancer of the nation.”
“Amayka egkapiya so manguda na egkapiya bun so dalepa, amayka egkawag so manguda na egkalat so dalepa” (if our young ones will do good then it is possible also that the community will become good, on the contrary if they go bad then the future of the community will also turn bad),” he stressed.
UNYPAD Pikit Chairman Mustapha Sandoyugan delivered his words of encouragement saying, “We conduct series of activities because it is the very aim of UNYPAD to produce effective young leaders that probably would become our second liners and they will continue what we began, generation to generation.”
Among the attendees were the barangay officials headed by Hon. Capt. Zailon Angkatan, Asatidz (Madrasah teachers), mulits (Madrasah learners), Women’s Affairs Committee (WAC) members, and members of the community who showed their support to the program.