City Government of Isabela de Basilan led by Mayor Sitti Djalia A. Turabin-Hataman joined the 2-day Isabela Youth Volunteer Activities hosted by the SK Lanote led by SK Chairman Alkhalief Sahidjuan in partnership with the USAID Opportunity 2.0 Program Second-Chance Opportunities for Out-of-School-Youth on August 18-19, 2021 at Lanote Bliss, this City.
This SK-led activity is in line with this year’s celebration of Linggo ng Kabataan.
On the first day, a Youth Fair was held at the said barangay where participating sectors and agencies showcased products like paintings made by local youth. The youth fair also served as an avenue to distribute IEC materials developed and distributed by the City Information Office and City Population Offic. IEC materials include reproductive health and different family planning programs as well as COVID-19 prevention and FAQs on COVID Vaccination.
City Population Officer Jesielyn Puno gave a talk on Adolescence and Reproductive Health while Microfinance Officer Farhana Aslim provided a session on Financial Literacy. Moreover, the 54th SAC also participated by providing free hair cut to the youth participants.
On the second day, a Clean-Up Drive and Tree Growing towards a Clean and Resilient Environment (CARE) was held participated by out-of-school youth of the barangay.
Mayor Dadah in her brief message during the closing program, inspired and encouraged the youth to continue conducting youth-led activities. Mayor Dadah said “the local government is always ready to partner and provide support to different youth organizations of the city.” She congratulated the SK Team and the out-of-school youth participants for leading clean-up drives in their barangay, particularly near the river area of barangay Lanote. Mayor Dadah informed the youth participants that they are on the right track, “LGU-Isabela City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Isabela will soon be launching a movement dubbed as “Save Aguada River.”
A clean, environment-friendly and sustainable city is one of the top priority agenda in her current administration.