MARAWI CITY—The Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) and its various development partners launched online the second batch of Bangsamoro Young Leaders Program-Leadership Communities (BYLP-LeadCom 2) on Wednesday, June 23.
BYC Chairperson Marjanie Macasalong said the BYPL-LeadCom is an avenue for continuous development and learning on leadership and project implementation for the 30 selected youth fellows across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
“The BYLP-LeadCom has been a consistent and ever reliable partner in the region when it comes to the development of bright and amazing youth leaders,” Macasalong said.
The BYLP-LeadCom is a youth leadership program that aims to empower youth leaders in the BARMM to ideate and implement suitable and sustainable solutions and projects to the pressing needs of their communities.
The program is implemented through a partnership among the BYC, the Ayala Foundation, The Australian Embassy, and Eisenhower Fellowship.
Christian Gomez, the BYLP-LeadCom program lead from the Ayala Foundation, said the BYLP-LeadCom is a platform to harness the strengths of the Bangsamoro youth to continue to be agents of peace, development, and positive change in their communities.
“Ito ay naglalayong ma-empower ang mga kabataan upang sila ay maging mas mabuting leaders, makapag-conceptualize ng community projects, at ma-implement ang mga ito kasama ang kanilang komunidad,” Gomez added.
The following is the list of selected youth fellows:
Giaria Abas from Barira, Maguindanao
Al-Fatah Abdullah from Buldon, Maguindanao
Asliah Abdullah from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Nurhassan Abubacar from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Abdullah Acmad from Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur
Huda Aldanie from Tipo-Tipo, Basilan
Joemar Asan from Maluso, Basilan
Exsan Batara from Bacolod-Kalawi, Lanao del Sur
Nur-Hamid Batugan from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Mark Lester Cambas from Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao
Jerhana Dagalangit from Lumba-Bayabao, Lanao del Sur
Sittishaira Dompol from Tipo-Tipo, Basilan
Datu Al-Rauf Engkas from Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Maelar Jane Hechanova from Datu ABdullah Sangki, Maguindanao
Jamil Idilis from Simunul, Tawi-Tawi
Ifrad Hussin from Simunul, Tawi-Tawi
Adzrie Jalil from Sumisip, Basilan
Ivar Kendrick Jaudinez from Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi
Datutie Labas, Jr. from Pikit, North Cotabato
Jomar Macarapen from Cotabato City
Shri Tahanie Macaumbao from Balindong, Lanao del Sur
Regipie Mamedted from General Salipada K. Pendatun, Maguindanao
Rasul Mantawil from Datu Piang, Maguindanao
Mheersad Mohammad from Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
Nur Tasneem Salih from Lantawan, Basilan
Arrah Samsudin from Mamasapano, Maguindanao
Norhani Sonny from Marantao, Lanao del Sur
Nairah Tambie from Madamba, Lanao del Sur
Yasser Usani from Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
Nur-Mukin Usman from Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
The BYLP started as Basilan Young Leaders Program in 2015, and then further improved to Bangsamoro Young Leaders Program in 2018 to widen its scope and offer opportunities to more leaders across the region and its special geographic areas.
In 2018, the first 35 fellows of BYLP-LeadCom successfully implemented 22 youth-led projects, with the help of their teams and mentors. These projects mainly focused on agriculture, fisheries, livelihood, peace and culture and others. (Bangsamoro Information Office)