The Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) conducted a series of consultation meetings with its members to analyze its capacity, and to identify core problems of the youth in Zamboanga del Norte. In the virtual conventions on October and November, the members of ZNYDA, consultants James Ceasar Ventura and associate Riolyn Manibog, together with…

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ALS implementers from Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga City gathered in online spaces for a three-part mentoring and coaching session under the Power for Youth Project. After the UPSKILL Training done on September, Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program conducted mentoring sessions as a follow-on intervention to provide assistance to ALS implementers on tracking teachers’…

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Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program co-organizes #BagoTayo Webisode on December 16, 2020. The 9th webisode entitled “Youth Innovation in Strengthening the Alternative Learning System in the New Normal,” featured the innovations of the SUGPAT program to address some gaps in the education sector, particularly in the alternative learning system, and the youth development alliance…

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Being a public servant was not in the plans of then 21-year-old Miles Tejada. She used to lead and serve in private, being a student leader since she was in elementary, and up until high school. But never did it cross her mind to run for public office. One morning, Miles received a call from…

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On September 7, a resolution was passed recognizing the help of Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program, ING, and UNICEF Philippines in establishing the first provincial wide youth development alliance in the Philippines and for its aid in creating the Provincial Youth Development Council (PYDC). Resolution No. 679 series of 2020 entitled ” A Resolution…

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Over 300 Alternative Learning System (ALS) implementers from Zamboanga Peninsula completed the five-day, intensive online training course, strengthening their teaching skills in the global pandemic context. The training, labeled UPSKILL: Shaping the New Normal for the Alternative Learning System, is an accelerated online training for ALS implementers in the Zamboanga Peninsula–ALS Focal Persons, Education Program…

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To move forward with the Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) after the executive order was signed that signals its official establishment, a think tank was formed to strengthen the strategic planning for the alliance. The ZNYDA Think Tank is the core group that will pre-plan and initiate program planning for the alliance. On…

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SUGPAT is one with the youth around the world in celebrating the International Youth Day 2020. In a video message, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake said, “This international youth day, we celebrate youth engagement for global action. I celebrate you, young people who show resilience, strength, and solidarity in the face of…

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