The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon

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The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon

Romblon, MIMAROPA – “Tayo ang Kalikasan”, this was the tag line yelled by the little voices of students in Tuburan Elementary School and Mayha National High School, during the environmental lecture and technical visit in Odiongan, Romblon last August 29, 30 and 31, 2018.

The Youth for Environment Schools Organization (YES-O) Technical visit composed of Region 1- Ilocos Region, Region 5 – Bicol Region, Region 6 – Western Visayas and Strategic Communication and Initiatives Services – Youth Desk and Information Officers, conducted environmental education to equip awareness on the privailing issues and concerns, opportunities, conservation, protection and proper management on our environment.

The lecture basically focused on climate change, forest ecosystem laws and environment protection and waste management offered to hundred students participated in the activity.

Elementary students of Tuburan joined the Recycling contest during the Technical visits, of which each participants made creative and useful design like basket, tissues holder out of the bottled water pleated with cloth turn out to be a small skirt.

The Junior and Senior High School students were actively participated during the discussions particularly on the reciting of the “makakalikasang hugot” presented to them relating to their present millenial time. An example of the “makakalikasang hugot”, “Hwag mo akong idamay sa kaPLASTIKan mo” – ocean. “; “Sinaktan, winasak, at iniwan. Pero babangon, gaganda, at kakayaning mag-isa.” – Boracay Island; “Punuin mo rin sana ako ng pagmamahal. Pagmamahal sa kalikasan at karagatan.” – Basurahan; “Hindi lahat ng patapon, wala nang silbi” – Plastic bag; “Kahit saan ako tumingin. Pumilit man ako o dumilat. IKAW at ikaw pa rin ang nakikita ko” - Plastic

“Hugot” lines regarding waste management were presented to the studetns based on actual facts and figures pertaining to environmental protection.

Informative animations were presented to the elementary studetns which depicts the effects of greenhouse gases and its contribution to climate change. An audio-video presentation of the “Tayo and Kalikasan” activities involving the youth in beating plastic pollution and tree planting activities were also shown during the lectures.

Games involving waste decompostion, climate change and forest protection were actively participated by the students and those who have answered correctly were awarded by Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

In line with the celebration of our “Buwan ng Wika” for the month August, the environmental lecture, audio visual presentation and educational games were all translated to Filipino words.

Empowering the youth on environmental protection is a big step in increasing awareness and involvement of the Filipino society towards a greener environment.