NYC gears up for International Youth Day and Linggo ng Kabataan 2018

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 11 — The National Youth Commission (NYC) will be in cities of Biñan, Iriga, Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo, Zamboanga and Iligan to celebrate the International Youth Day (IYD) and Linggo ng Kabataan (LNK) 2018 on August 12, 2018. 

With the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth,” this year’s IYD aims to increase awareness among the youth on what is safe space, to determine the youth’s perspective on safe space, and to advocate the role of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in governance, as one of the champions in ensuring and providing safe spaces for the youth.

“This year’s IYD will be different from the previous celebrations. We conceptualized a program that is more fun so that the youth will appreciate the activity even more. It is quite challenging for us to implement IYD in seven areas but at the same time, we are looking forward and excited on what would be the outcome,” said NYC Assistant Secretary Paul Pangilinan, Chairperson of the IYD and LNK 2018 National Organizing Committee.

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IYD and LNK 2018 participants in each area will be coming from the sub-sectors of out-of-school youth, in-school youth, and youth with specific needs. Sangguniang Kabataan officials and youth volunteers will also join the celebration.

“As one of the most vulnerable sectors in our society, we are hoping that the youth sector will not just have fun during the IYD and LNK 2018 celebration but will also gain knowledge on the concept of safe space and propose recommendations or policies to their LGUs in order to provide a safer and more secured environment for the youth,” added Pangilinan.

IYD is an event celebrated annually every 12th day of August based on the United Nations Resolution 54/120 adopted on December 17, 1999. (NYC)

Source: PIA Feed