COTABATO City (December 27, 2013) – A two-day seminar on Islamic Leadership, Management and Administration was conducted by the Cotabato City Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) – participated in by 19 officers and members of the chapter, four of them are women that represented the Women Affairs Committee (WAC), and some were coming from other organizations. This was held at the UNYPAD national office, Rosales St., RH-6, Cotabato City on December 24-25.
The said activity was facilitated by UNYPAD national officers.
Saada Sampayan, Cotabato City Chairwoman of the Women Affairs Committee, said that the UNYPAD national president Rahib L. Kudto and Yusoph S. Lumambas, the Secretary General, discussed the ‘leadership’ as first topic on Thursday, and the national Vice President for Internal Affairs Tu Alid Alfonso and Deputy Secretary General for admin Datuan M. Magon shared ‘management’ as topic in the second day.
“Magon gave additional inputs on global present peace and conflict realities, and how the civil society sees the ongoing peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front with emphasis on the already signed annex on power sharing,” she added.
UNYPAD member Zulamen S. Lampatan of the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College reminded the participants to observe all the lessons learned in the seminar when getting to their communities. “We must have to practice the knowledge we acquired in this activity,” he said.
Normina Taluyan, the Chairwoman of Al-Adzharie Arabic school based-chapter of UNYPAD said, “I hope that all the participants will become effective leaders at their own community.”
“We expect to see and we need to strengthen our organizing activity so that we can reach other youth and share this knowledge that we’ve got in the seminar,” she added.
UNYPAD Cotabato City Chapter Secretary Abdul-Alim “Abs” Talusob said in the closing program that, “We can measure how effective we are as leaders by means of organizing our friends, our relatives and, then later, they will join in our organization.”
“We need them in order to achieve one of our objectives of molding the youth to become competitive leaders,” he stressed.
The chapter of Cotabato City is very thankful for the support of their officers and members and to the assistance of UNYPAD national chapter.
Talusob disclosed that in strengthening further their chapters, they will hold another seminar this coming December 30-31 to maximize the school holiday break of the officers and members. (UNYPAD news)