inaugurates training center
The Ikaw-Ako Japan-Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection organization recently inaugurated its first International Cooperation Training Center at Fortuna Subdivision in Silay City, Negros Occidental, its press release said.
The center aims to foster intercultural exchange and awareness among the trainees and teach them the advocacies of the nongovernment organization on environmental protection, rehabilitation, promotion and awareness, the press release said.
Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano, Brgy. Captain Joel Peornato and project coordinator Mari Kurata, cut the ribbon and Fr. Jonas Sumagaysay of the San Diego Pro-Cathedral blessed the facility.
Present were participants in the 2nd Chikyuno Arukikata Tour from Japan, US Peace Corps volunteers, Department of Education Division of Silay, and the City Tourism Office personnel, the press release said.
Ikaw-Ako spearheaded and maintained the mangrove rehabilitation program at Brgy. Balaring in Silay, that has become a tourist attraction in the city, the press release added.*
for scouts conducted
A leadership training and advancement camp was held by the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos Trailblazers Scouts at the Alangilan National High School in Bacolod City, recently, a press release from the school said.
The theme of the activity was “Scout Leaders, Onward to Advancement Trail.” It was highlighted by the contest on the “Survival of Eagle Scouts”, the highest rank in the advancement trail of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
Thirty-nine senior scouts, 20 boys and 19 girls participated in the training on scouting leadership, and practicing the crew method with inputs on leadership techniques from Eagle Scouts Jemar Xavier del Castillo, Harold Marañon, Jose Rafael Manaloto and VS Dean Harris Salazar.
Skills training on knot-tying, bandaging, kinds of carries, compass reading and swimming were conducted by guest instructors Jerry Peñafiel, Paolo Monteflor and Jertel Jumayao, the press release also said.
The camp ended with the planting of 300 seedlings from the Bacolod City Water District and the Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Bacolod City government, the press release added.*