Saturday, 23 May 2020 09:13

COVID-19 Response: The ‘Agusan Youth Federation’ story

Written by Reane Antigua
Agusan Youth Federation is a community-based youth organization in Barangay Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City. AYF is a coalition of the different youth organizations in the barangay which was created through the passage of R.A. 10742, also known as the SK Reform Law. In general, the organization aims to serve as the center of all youth organizations towards a unified movement for the community.
 
These difficult times brought about by the pandemic COVID-19 enables the people in the barangay to stay at home. This resulted in stopping them from working and their day-to-day income has been immensely affected. Moreover, they have become dependent on the government’s relief program.
 
The organization has successfully initiated a donation drive to raise funds for 20 families. These are families who are living in remote areas in the barangay who happened to fail and didn’t receive any assistance from the government’s first wave of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). With this initiative, the organization was able to distribute relief package; each bag is composed of 3 kilos of rice, a dozen of eggs, assorted vegetables, chicken cuts, and coffee packs.
 
 
Although the project was short-lived, the organization believes that no matter how small or big the operation, the most important thing is the essence of giving especially to the needy in these trying times.
 
Project Ayuda of the AYF has been made possible through the support of donors, volunteers, and members of the organization.
 
(The Agusan Youth Federation is one of the member-organizations of the Oro Youth Development Council.)