COTABATO CITY (September 21, 2022)—The Bangsamoro Youth Commission conducted a Kamustahan session with accredited youth organizations of Matanog Municipality on Wednesday, September 21.
The activity aims the accredited youth organizations (AYOs) to present their organization’s accomplishments, initiatives, and challenges, and discuss ways forward with BYC for further engagements.
BYC Commissioner Nasserudin D. Dunding said the session serves an avenue for the youth for their voices to be heard and present their concerns.
“Ito ang nais ng ating gobyerno na from time to time ay makamusta kayo, at yun rin naman ang nais namin na gawin ninyo sa inyong pagbalik ay matanong nyo rin ang mga kapwa nyo kabataan sa inyong komunidad sapagkat mahalaga ang inyong mga boses,” he said.
BYC Project Development Officer Aira Hazna Ampatuan provided BYC’s overview of its mandates and functions highlighting its programs and services offered.
Ampatuan emphasized that one of the Commission’s powers include accreditation process which enable further opportunity for youth organizations to engage with various trainings, workshops, and other mechanisms aiming for youth empowerment.
Meanwhile, UMYO Chairperson Qardhawie Salik discussed the fundamental principles of Islam to remind youth to incorporate Islamic Values to whatever endeavors they pursue.
Outputs gathered from the series of session will be utilized in BYC’s Policy Development Manual, a guiding document of the Commission in fortifying its policy development process within the office and across its wide array of stakeholders from local, regional, and national level.
The Kamustahan Session will also be held in identified areas of Maguindanao del Sur, Special Geographical Areas of North Cotabato, and Lanao del Sur including Marawi City. (BYC PR Unit/AAA)