by Sheena Gem Harun and Julie Jimenez

In recognition of the youth’s role in nation-building, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in partnership with the local and the provincial offices of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), took effort to conduct the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training to the  3,110 newly-elected youth leaders of 506 barangays from Lanao del Norte and Iligan City. 

The SK mandatory training is mandated by the 2015 SK Reform Act (R.A. No. 10742), which becomes a condition for the SK officials to attend before assuming office. It aims to strengthen and empower the SK officials of Iligan and the 22 municipalities of Lanao del Norte in performing their future tasks and responsibilities. It likewise hopes to cultivate in them the values of patriotism, nationalism, and honor as a Filipino.

MSU-IIT, through its Center for Local Governance Studies (CLGS), faculty, staff, and student volunteers, successfully implemented the series of trainings for eight days, from May 17 to June 3 (excluding weekends).

MSU-IIT Committee Members in the Implementation of SK Mandatory Training

MSU-IIT Committee members of the SK Mandatory Training

The training is guided by the modules jointly developed by the DILG, the National Youth Commission (NYC), and their collaborators from the academe.

Topics : SK Mandatory Training