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Goducate helps train Youth Health Advocates for the Barangays

The Municipality of San Miguel Local Government Unit partnered Goducate Training Center in conducting a Seminar Workshop on Reproductive Health and Youth Development on October 27. The event was held at Goducate Training Center, San Miguel, Iloilo.

Entitled “Kwentong Kabataan” (Stories of the Youth), the program was an initiative of the Rural Health Unit led by Dr. Mary Jane Jimeno to increase the awareness of youth about reproductive health and  to enhance their leadership skills.  All the 24 barangays (villages) of the municipality were well represented by the 58 young participants. The aim of the program was to make the participants Youth Health Advocates.

 

An interactive session

An interactive session

Goducate facilitated the entire event, using an enjoyable approach. The program was packed with interactive lectures on Good and Effective leadership, Premarital Sex & Its Consequences, HIV Aids & Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Drug Addiction & Substances Abuse.  After every lecture, the participants were divided into small groups for discussions and counselling.

Small-group Counseling

Small-group Counseling

Participants were challenged to be proactive and to share what they learned with other young people in their area. They were taught how to do strategic planning in order to effectively conduct advocacy programs in their own barangays.  All the participants were excited and determined to be Youth Health Advocate.  Together with Goducate and the municipality, they believe that they can save lives through education.

Small-group Counseling

Small-group Counseling

*Our guest writer is Joanna De Leon, a community development trainer

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