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SP OKs MOA with Ayala, BMFI for youth leadership program


THE city’s Local School Board (LSB), Ayala Foundation, Inc. and Balay Mindanao Foundation, Inc. will continue to collaborate for the implementation of the Leadership Communities Program in Cagayan de Oro.

The City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance authorizing Mayor Oscar Moreno to sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the purpose.

In his letter to the legislative body, Mayor Moreno said the project aims to empower the youth by engaging and developing their leadership potential to formulate solutions and innovative approaches to community issues and problems.

He said the local funding requirement shall be taken solely from the Special Education Fund (SEF).

The Power learned that Ayala Foundation has developed the Leadership Communities Project, which is composed of modules on community scanning, project ideation, project refinement workshop and leadership training modules based on Ayala groups’ national flagship program for the youth- the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC).

Meanwhile, the BMFI, as a non-government organization, has been implementing barangay governance strengthening and community-based youth program and has indicated its willingness to become the local organization partner to support the project in the city.

Under the MOA, the Local School Board shall help select barangays and youth organizations that will participate in the major workshops of the program; support youth groups in the implementation of their projects through various departments of the LGU, and provide a counterpart fund for the project.

For its part, the BMFI shall assist in capacity-building activities, appoint a coordinator and coordinate for all activities related to the project with partner barangays, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and favorably endorsed by the committees on education and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Suzette Magtajas-Daba and Ian Mark Nacaya, respectively.

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