Training program in Iloilo City to develop leaders with conscience
Posted: 2017-Jul-15 16.00.01 UTC+0800
ILOILO CITY — Iloilo City Councilor Lady July Grace Baronda on Friday called on youth anew to take advantage of the city government-funded training program designed to develop future leaders "with conscience and who love their country".
In a press conference, Baronda announced that the Iloilo City Leadership Academy has started the online application for the five-month leadership program for the youth aged 15 to 30 years.
"The Iloilo City Leadership Youth Academy (ICLYA) aims to create a community of young leaders, with diverse interests, determined to ensure inclusive growth and aid in the development of Iloilo City," she explained.
"Our mission-vision is to create holistic young leaders with conscience, and who love their country by providing intensive learning opportunities that prepare them to achieve positive impact," she stressed.
The program, she added, seeks to establish a venue for fresh insights and solutions to age-old, recurring and/or recent social, economic and political issues.
ICLYA aims to prepare our young leaders to be better leaders in the future, she added.
Those eligible to apply are residents of this city with barangay clearance as proof of residency. Those who will qualify must commit to aid in the development of the city, and must be able to attend 90 percent of the training, submit the required output, and must have the heart for service.
The deadline of submission of online application form is on July 26, 2017. The training will start on August 12, in time for the International Youth Day celebration. The training will be held every Saturday.
The first batch will be composed of 50 trainees.
"They are required to have a legacy project that is in line with the 10-point agenda of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, and must become members of the city's volunteer program dubbed Kabalaka Advocacy Program, the city's Community Based Adaptation and Resilience Against Disasters Project. Kabalaka stands for Kahublagan sa Barangay para sa Lapnagon nga Kahandaan sa Kalamidad (Movement for Community Based Disaster Preparedness).
Baronda said this year's training will focus on leadership. "Next year, we plan to focus on trainings on entrepreneurial skills," she said.
Meanwhile, Baronda plans to author an ordinance that will push for the institutionalization of the program. (PNA)