SK in Pinamungajan turn to online initiatives amid COVID-19
CEBU CITY, May 7 (PIA) — Due to the closure of schools and several establishments amid the coronavirus disease, it is without a doubt that the youth are not spared from the difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With most of their local government’s budget re-aligned to purchase relief goods for affected families, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation of Pinamungajan, has turned online to reach out to their constituents and to help ease both quarantine anxiety and boredom.
Located 35 kilometers away from the metro, the town of Pinamungajan is a second-class municipality in the province of Cebu.
Despite being far from Cebu City, where majority of the COVID-19 cases in the province are, and despite having no local COVID-19 case, the area is still under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
During the Laging Handa Public Briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, Councilor Charise Managaytay, the SK Federated Chair of Pinamungajan, shared their various online initiatives which includes an online talent contest.
“Our online activities are not limited to uploading COVID precautionary measures and government program updates, we have to be creative and take advantage of any available
platform so we can still function,” Managaytay said.
Dubbed as “Likay COVID-19 Tiktok Challenge”, Managaytay said that this online talent contest aims to help ease the boredom of the youth and to keep them entertained while staying at home.
Managaytay also shared that they have initiated an online advocacy campaign urging the youth to upload slogans and message of encouragements for frontline workers, who
continue to be of service during the pandemic.
Youth leaders in Pinamungajan are also active in providing logistical support for the repacking of relief goods and in distributing health and sanitation kits for barangay health workers and tanods.
Managayatay encouraged the youth to slowly adapt to the “new normal” and to think of creative and safe ways to help, as some parts of the country transition from ECQ to general community quarantine. (jktm/PIA7)