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UNYAD SK Prov’l Chapter conducts seminar on community organizing, proper handling of meeting

By: Norsahid Benito

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat (December 4, 2021) — The United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) Sultan Kudarat (SK) Provincial Chapter conducted a seminar on Community Organizing and Procedure and Proper Handling of Meeting in Barangay Gymnasium of Barangay Kangkong, this town, on November 27-28, 2021.

Around 30 participants from Barangay Kangkong and its adjacent villages joined the capability-building activity.

On its first day, PMSGT Salahudin C. Manan from Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office (SKPPO)-Salaam Police attended to show his support to the activity.

He was joined by Sultan Kudarat Police Mobile Force Company Patrolwoman Sheryl K. Gocotano who shared inputs about the prevention of radicalism and violent extremism.

“It is important to teach the youth the evils of committing any kind of crime and joining a group that provides violence in many communities,” she said.

UNYPAD Vice-Chairman for Internal Affairs Morsid U. Guiapal gave lecture on Community Organizing and elaborated its importance in community development.

“We must recognize the community and the members of the community and know your role in the advocating peace and development especially among the youth,” he said.

On its second day, UNYPAD National Vice-President on Internal Affairs Tu Alid Alfonso explained about the importance of processes of handling meeting and following proper assembly.

“Meeting is very important and it’s one of the big components of an organization. It is one of the most effective ways to be successful with all the plans,” Alfonso said.

During the activity, Brgy. Chairman Melteor Tagle lauded UNYPAD on its role in the promotion of peace and development through the youth.

The participants also expressed their gratitude for the lessons shared with them.

According to UNYPAD Provincial Chairman Ibrahim S. Nor, the training skill shared by UNYPAD is a tool in shaping the personality of its officers and members.

He added that it can also be used in the advocacy of what they want to advance.