Gov Taliño-Mendoza challenges teen leaders to be role models By Laurifel Q. Gonzales PGO-Media Center

lala Amas, Kidapawan City (May 23, 2016) – Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Medoza challenged participants to a 3-day training and workshop for young leaders to be the role models of the present generation on Monday May 23 during the event’s opening activities at provincial gymnasium here.

She said the provincial government is optimistic that its investment for the youth will not be wasted as these young people will soon reach out to our communities as partners of the government in affecting change and development among Cotabateños.

The governor was also a young leader herself as she started her political career as Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) official.

Board Member elect Jonathan M. Tabara, who represented the governor in a simple opening program earlier, reminded the teenagers of their great role in the society especially that they are being looked up to as future leaders of the coming generations.

The 3-day camping event dubbed as SHAPER’s CAMP 2016 is participated by some 150 selected adolescent leaders from different out-of-school-youth organizations as well as elementary and high schools in the province.

It is designed to reach out to young people and help them develop their personal being with right information, build their skills, and enhance their leadership potentials for them to become responsible citizens.

During the activity, there will be lectures on adolescent’s health and issues affecting them, group discussions, team building games, and series of workshops.

Population Management Division Head Nelly Bauzon said when interviewed that the SHAPER’S Camp has become a yearly activity in the province under the administration of Governor Mendoza. She also bragged that among the facilitating team in this activity and some of other youth programs spearheaded by the provincial government were former participants of the SHAPER’s CAMP. //Laurifel Q. Gonzales, PGO-Media Center; Photo by Roville Ann Sotto, PGO-Media Center//