Candidates for graduation hurdle YDS

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Mankayan, Benguet- Grade-12 learners of Mankayan National High School completed the Youth Development Sessions (YDS) at Mankayan National High School, Poblacion, Mankayan on Feb. 28-Mar 2.

The activity was steered by 16 Philippine National police (PNP) regional officers, four Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) social workers, including non-government worker Efren Cabbigat and Mankayan Sangguniang Kabataan Chair Keiran Mabiasan.

This was the second implementation of YDS in the province since its commencement at the Lepanto National High School in Paco, Mankayan.

The first day kicked-off topics like mental health awareness, personality exam, self-reflection, Moral Recovery, focal group discussion and Problema Mo? Workshop, while the next day focused on stress management, Root Cause Analysis, team-building, and a camp fire.

The sessions concluded through parent-child activities, such as love letter workshop and family foundation seminar.

The YDS is an offshoot of the September 2018 Memorandum of Agreement among the different agencies of the Police Regional Office Cordillera represented by its regional director, Rolando Z. Nana, the Cordillera office of the DSWD represented by OIC-Regional Director Janet P. Armas, and the Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region represented by May B. Eclar.

The project was conceptualized mainly to conduct YDS among the youth of Cordillera in the different high schools within the region. Specifically, it seeks to guide students on their ability to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and have self esteem and motivation, create responsible students who concentrate and are motivated on their own life goals and build youth who show good stewardship.

By Jardson Onio

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