April 26, 2013: The municipal chapter of UNYPAD in Carmen, North Cotabato has been intensifying the implementation of the capacity building program of the organization targeting community leaders from youth sector, women, religious and traditional leaders.
On April 23-24, the UNYPAD Carmen municipal chapter conducted a “Trainers Training on Islamic Leadership and Management” attended by some 40 participants.
According to Akmad Maguid, the Provincial Vice President of UNYPAD North Cotabato Chapter, the objectives of the training-workshop is for the participants to grasp the essence of leadership and management in Islam, and then after the training, the trained community leaders will be expected to hold similar activity in the barangays of Carmen.
“We want to share and transfer the knowledge that we have learned here to our constituents,” Maguid said. “This is only a little way we think in realizing our aspiration for the betterment of our community”, he added.
The two-day training-workshop was facilitated by UNYPAD National President Rahib L. Kudto and his Vice President for Internal Affairs, Tu A. Alfonso.
Asked about the sustainability of their affairs, UNYPAD North Cotabato Provincial Chapter President Hamsa Landayan replied, “…Resources constraint is a big challenge to move forward in implementing our activities.” “The funds we used for these activities were coming from our own pockets and contributions of some philanthropic individuals because we did this in a voluntary way,” Landayan furthered.
Last month, the Carmen Municipal Chapter launched its “Training of Trainers” program. They organized Skills Training on Procedures and Handling of Meeting with Minutes Writing. The trained community leaders are now actively doing their commitment to help educate the Moro and Indigenous residents in the barangays of Carmen.