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First-year Ateneans use the Power for Youth Worksheets to teach ALS Learners in Zamboanga City

By Shekinah Benitez | Jul 16, 2020

More than 300 Ateneo de Zamboanga University students served as student teachers to the learners of the Alternative Learning System (ALS).  For five Saturdays during the month of February, 304 first year students under the National Services Training Program (NSTP) – Literacy Training Service (LTS) of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) got immersed in teaching…

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Zamboanga del Norte establishes first provincial-wide youth development alliance amidst pandemic

By Shekinah Benitez | Apr 13, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, an executive order constituting the very first provincial-wide youth development alliance in the Philippines was signed on March 30, 2020. Signed by Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Governor Roberto Uy, Executive Order 20-28 or the establishment of the alliance called Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) will now officially roll…

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Organizations join forces to capacitate SK and LGUs

By Shekinah Benitez | Mar 12, 2020

Over 140 Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons and Federation Presidents participates in the pilot course Strengthening the Children and Youth Participation in Governance Program.  In support of the SK Reform Act, the Galing Pook Foundation, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the National Youth Commission entered into a collaboration and came up with Strengthening the Children and…

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ALS Implementers undergo leadership and management course

By Shekinah Benitez | Mar 12, 2020

To strengthen the delivery of the Alternative Learning System in Region 9, ING, UNICEF, and Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) launched the Educational Leadership and Management Course (ELMC) for Alternative Learning System Implementers of Zamboanga del Norte. A total of 45 ALS Implementers holding leadership positions underwent the first module on January 27-February 1, 2020,…

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First youth development course in Asia launched

By Shekinah Benitez | Mar 12, 2020

Aiming to professionalize youth development work in the country, the Master of Arts in Governance and Development Major in Youth Development Work (MAGD-YDW) officially launched last February 17, 2020, at Yakan Hall, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City. Ateneo de Zamboanga University, in partnership with the National Youth Commission and UNICEF Philippines, offers this 45-credit unit…

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Zambo del Norte to establish youth development alliance

By Shekinah Benitez | Mar 12, 2020

Aiming to improve the referral mechanisms to link the youth to opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship, a youth development alliance will be formed in the province of Zamboanga del Norte. With the strong support of the provincial governor, Roberto Uy, the youth development alliance is set to roll during the second quarter of the…

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SUGPAT awarded as one of Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations in the Philippines

By Shekinah Benitez | Mar 12, 2020

Out of more than 300 applicants, Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program is recognized as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in the Philippines. “This TAYO award is given to SUGPAT, that has worked hard for harnessing creativity and innovation,” TAYO Awards Foundation President Perci Cendana said. The national awarding was held on…

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Zamboanga city mayor delivers state of the children’s report

By Shekinah Benitez | Jan 14, 2020

Over 150 people gathered last November 28 to listen to the Zamboanga City Mayor as she delivers her State of the Children’s Report at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City. Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar highlighted in her speech the programs, activities, awards, and policies centered on children. “We are proud to…

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Children gather in making a child-friendly Zamboanga City

By Shekinah Benitez | Jan 14, 2020

To celebrate world children’s month every November, 35 children ages 10-15 participated in a 2-day workshop last November 14-15 at the Grade School Library, Ateneo de Zamboanga Kreutz Campus.  The local city government of Zamboanga, UNICEF Philippines, City Social Welfare Development Office (CSDWO), and AdZU-SUGPAT partnered to organize “Children Building Child-friendly Cities.”  The activity was…

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