Mayor John Dalipe and the Local Youth Development Office (LYDO) launch the ‘Basura Mo Para sa School Supplies Ko’ program, a city government initiative aimed to promote segregation and proper disposal of wastes while addressing educational needs of students.
The launching program was held at the Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat National High School (MCLLNHS) in Divisoria Wednesday morning, September 13 with the participation of 200 Grade 7 to 10 students who are economically challenged.
In the afternoon, the activity was held at the Zamboanga City High School-main
The program, jointly undertaken with the Consejo de Desarollo de los Jovenes and Zamboanga’s Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), runs for 3 days with 2 schools to be visited per day.
The program requires each student to undertake the responsibility of collecting 5 kilos of garbage from their homes and school environment in exchange of school supplies consisting of plastic envelopes, cartolina, intermediate pads, pens, manila paper, Scotch tape, notebook, ruler, and scissors. This activity not only instills a sense of environmental consciousness but also encourages active participation in community cleanliness.
Mayor Dalipe said the program’s implementation is in line with his administration’s commitment to education to ensure quality of life and better future for the youth.
“Alegre y con orgullo kita ta implementa este proyecto ‘Basura Mo Para School Supplies Ko,’ que ambos asuntos de educacion y cambio de clima ta puede participa kita todo solva y hace mas mejor el di aton calidad de educacion y ace mas mejor el accion y responde de aton contra con el cambio de clima,” Mayor Dalipe stressed.
He exhorted the students to take advantage of the opportunity, to study well, for their family and for Zamboanga City. “No hay cosa imposible si dedica ktia di aton estudio con el Dios, mayores y familia, y con el comunidad.”
Present during the launching program at the MCLLNHS were Executive Assistant IV and LYDO head Gio Perez and staff, MCLLNHS Principal Dr. Larnie Abad, teachers and staff. (Bernadeth Lazaro/CMO-PIO)