TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) held a one-day program review and evaluation workshop for members of District III Pag-Asa Youth Association (PYA) at the Golden Berries Hotel to help the youth sector in providing excellent basic services to society.
According to CSWDO Chief Susana Daluping, due to the limitations imposed by the pandemic over the course of the last two years, they were only able to follow protocol and have even limited gardening to backyards in order to comply with “FAITH” or Food Always In The Home standards.
However, now that the bulk of restrictions have been eliminated, it is necessary to reevaluate the necessity of reviewing youth-related CSWD functions.
The youth, according to Daluping, are the hope for both today and tomorrow, contradicting the adage that youth are the future’s best hope.
The youth are the ones who comprehend new technologies, Daluping said, adding that this is because they are more technologically-savvy than adults.
She added that it is the youth’s social responsibility to curb the influx of children at risk with the law (CICL) and children at risk (CAR) because of urbanization.
“Along with the development ket talaga nga ada dagiti challenges iti biag. Ket talaga nga map-apektaran kayu nga youth,” she said.
However, Daluping assured the youth that their office and the city government as a whole would continue to give their all to support them and even link them up with other organizations who share the same causes as the PYA. The department head also stated that due to the city’s budget being cut, some of the services and activities to the youth will be affected.