TAWI-TAWI—In celebration of the forthcoming International Youth Day on August 12, the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) in this province conducted on Friday a Pre-State of the Bangsamoro Youth Address (Pre-SOBYA) with a theme: “Transforming Food System and Youth Innovation for Human Planetary Health.”
In her message, BYC Tawi-Tawi Commissioner Pratima Sabal Samsaraji stressed that the Commission is also undergoing transition processes, as it aims to efficiently and effectively carry its mandate as a coordinating body that will build committed, trustworthy, and competent youth leaders, who shall assume the helm of the provincial local government units and BARMM’s future leadership.
Samsaraji said that BYC Tawi-Tawi has created an established youth force with their voice on their own.
“Mas mapapadali na natin ang pagtulong sa mga kabataang ito. Ang paglapit natin sa kanila sa pamamagitan ng koalisyong ito ang siyang magiging tulay ng pagbabago para sa kaunlaran ng bawat miyembro,” Samsaraji said.
“Sa ngayon, hinihimok pa din at pinapalaganap namin ang mandato ng BYC upang mas maparami ang organisasyon ng mga kabataan na mahimok na mag parehistro at mabigyan ng akreditasyon upang mapabilang sa mga programa ng Commission,” she added.
The Commissioner also noted that for fiscal year 2022, they have already proposed and passed series of activities, projects, and programs to the Government of the Day and awaiting for its approval.
Meanwhile, the BYC highlighted some of its accomplishments from the time it was established in January 2021 as an office in this province.
Among BYC’s accomplishments include 1) assisting some youth for inclusion in the Ministry of Labor and Employment’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) and Government Internship Programs; 2) conducted activities that strengthened youth organizations and Sangguniang Kabataan through advocacy and capacity building; 3) partnered with the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism in Capacity and Development Cum Digital Literacy with five youth participants; 4) helped 30 youth leaders to be accepted in the BYLP-LedCom fellows; 5) extended services to MOST -BASE program; 6) helped 78 Tawi-Tawi youth to be accepted in AHME Scholarship Program; 7) provided humanitarian relief to marginalized Badjaos and other accredited youth organizations through the umbrella of Lingkod Kabataang Bangsamoro Program; 8 ) initiated Peace Caravan in Bongao to support the calls for BTA extension to 2025; 9) provided free iftars during Ramadhan with a program Ramdaming and Ramadhan; and 10) currently partnering with TESD Tawi-Tawi for youth scholarship and free training.
The Pre-SOBYA also served as a venue for the distribution of Certificates of Accreditation to some 78 registered youth organizations in this province. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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