Tubigon Youth Peer Educators (TYPE) is a newly-formed organization of children who believe that children are partners towards development and not just mere recipients. Different representatives from various schools and barangays were invited to attend the three (3) days training on Child Rights and Responsibilities conducted last October 5-7, 2018 at Tubigon Municipal Hall. The training was led by Reynaldo Envidiado, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer in cooperation with an NGO, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) that aims to equipped participants with leadership skills and knowledge on their important roles and in solving issues and problems that the children are facing in this generation.
The organization share advocacies on Children Rights and Disaster Risk Reduction namely; (1)Anti-Bullying (2) Anti-Violence Against Children and (3)Prevention of Teen-Age Pregnancy . The forty-one (41) child leaders started conducting school campaigns for Make Noise Against Bullying as an initial step to spread awareness and encourage more students to be part of the organization. The school campaigns were done with the following schedules:
Nov. 7 – Holy Cross Academy,
Nov. 8 – Tubigon West Central High School,
Nov. 9 – Holy Family of Nazareth School,
Nov. 14 – Salus Institute of Technology,
Nov. 15 – Tubigon West National High School and
Nov. 16 – Mater Dei College.
After the school-to-school campaigns, TYPE is encouraging more students to join them. Students who want to join are advised to approach any TYPE member in their respective schools or visit the MSWD Office. Registration forms shall be filled out by the aspirants. The team believes that peer-to-peer approach is a more effective strategy in raising awareness on issues affecting the young.