KALILANGAN, Bukidnon (November 15, 2013) – The Bukidnon provincial chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in partnership with UNYPAD National Chapter conducted a 3-day training workshop on Leadership, Handling of Meeting; and Conflict Management, Resolution and Transformation, held at the Iranon Village, Central Poblacion, Municipality of Kalilangan on November 1 to 3.
Yusoph Lumambas, UNYPAD Secretary General, said, “It was a very successful training as community leaders which include sultan, datu, imam, women and youth have actively engaged in the workshops.”
Astany Mamandog, Provincial Chapter President of Bukidnon, clarified (to the community leaders who attended the activity) the intentions of organizing the said chapter in this municipality.
“It is not the objective of this youth to take positions or any ranks in the community; UNYPAD is a partner of any peace and development initiatives in the community,” he said.
“But we’re admittedly preparing our members through the capacity building program of the organization for them to become prepared in facing the future challenges because we knew that, sooner or later, any of us will become leaders of our own community and, if that will happen, we are already capable enough to discharge our responsibility,” Mamandog added.
Close to 40 Moro community leaders of Bukidnon, who underwent training, said that the topics discussed are very much of help for them to become more effective and efficient leaders in their respective communities.
Rido or family feud is among of the existing problems in their community.
“Now that we are equipped with knowledge and tools for facilitating conflicts, we’re now ready to face challenges in our villages,” Bae labi (women leader) of Kalilangan said. (UNYPAD News)