Navotas rolls out youth programs, services

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
Navotas rolls out youth programs, services
Children gather on the street in Navotas July 20, 2021
Ernie Peñaredondo

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Navotas has rolled out various programs and services that would benefit its youth sector.

Twenty-one students are expected to benefit from a scholarship program for school year 2023-24, which was approved through a memorandum of agreement signed by Mayor John Rey Tiangco.

Six of the students qualified for the Ulirang Pamilyang Mangingisda Scholarship offered to families of registered fisherfolk who won the annual search for the city’s Top 10 Most Outstanding Fisherfolk.

Tiangco said 15 student artists were granted scholarships following a selection process conducted by special screening committees in five artistic disciplines: visual arts, music, dance, theater arts and creative writing.

“Education remains to be one of our top priorities. We aim to provide Navoteño students with the highest quality of education and open opportunities for them to have the best future,” Tiangco said in a statement.

The local government also welcomed 317 new technical and vocational graduates from the Navotas Vocational Training and Assessment Institute and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

As part of the city government’s commitment to education, Tiangco also distributed 40 television sets, 287 wall fans and 287 ceiling fans to public elementary and high schools.

The city health office, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, held a human papillomavirus caravan for cervical cancer awareness and prevention.

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