Malabon City's BCYA Federation initiates youth training

Written by Ma. Luisa Bautista
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MALABON CITY - In order to give a lecture seminar to the youth of Malabon City, Barangay Children and Youth Association (BCYA) Federation conducted a youth training about different children-related courses last September 9 - 10 and September 16 - 17 at Malabon City Hall. 

Youth advocate, Thricia Mae Esguerra, discussed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as the opening topic. HLAF's Senior Community Organizer, Ms. Claudette Almadin, RSW, then gave the Orientation of BCYA to enlighten the participants of the training why there's a need to have such youth organization. 

One of the highlights of the youth training was when one of the youth advocates, Thricia Mae Esgurra, expressed her sentiments about how the recent happening regarding children and questioned the participants what children's rights they did not enjoy? In her lecture, she quoted "Di na nila maabot ang potential nila bilang tao dahil sa murang edad di na nirespeto ang kanilang karapatang mabuhay. Lalong di na nila maipapaliwanag ang kanilang sarili."

Also, present during the two-day youth training are HLAF's Executive Director, Atty. Rommel Alim Abitria, tackling juvenile justice followed by Mr. Patrick Pangilinan to discuss Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, Mr. Emjay Estacio talked about HIV Awareness and Prevention and Ms. Abigail Coladilla discussed about leadership.

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