Kayo: Extraordinary Youths in Extraordinary Times
THE 2021 MGA KWENTONG KLIMA-LIKASAN TUNGO SA KATATAGAN: CLIMATE AND DISASTER RESILIENCE AWARDS SPECIAL CITATION WINNER FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
CARVEL COLLINS G. ACABAL
Kalambuan Youth Organization is an organization filled with passionate young minds. They are passionate about educating and empowering the youths as well as beating climate change and molding people’s minds to be disaster-prepared and resilient.
KAYO initiated a healthy and environmental-friendly activity called plogging which is a combination of jogging/walking while picking up plastic garbage on the streets. Apart from this, KAYO is also dedicated on cleaning the coastal communities in Pagadian.
KAYO conducts child and youth development sessions weekly in their nine partnered barangays. To raise environmental consciousness, KAYO participates in tree-planting activities initiated by the local ENR office, and other government and non-governmental agencies.
KAYO initiated the Ugnayan sa Barangay to broaden their scope and empower more youths. Lastly, KAYO initiated a youth-led radio program called Bata Ikaw and Bida. This initiative aims to reach more audiences and remind everyone how plastic pollution permeates every aspect of human life while emphasizing the importance of environmental protection and preservation.
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