SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, Nov. 14 (PIA)--The FCF Minerals Corporation here has provided journalism and communications training for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leaders in a bid to increase the awareness of villagers on responsible mining and development.
Ian Moller, FCF Minerals Corporation's General Manager for Sustainability, said the training which was held at the PLT Resort in barangay Bascaran here, aimed to equip the youth in practicing community journalism as a tool to empower their respective communities.
"This training is part of our Golden Ribbon Program to develop the skills of SK leaders as our partner in sharing development and useful information to our various stakeholders," he said.
Moller said the trained SK leaders will soon be managing their community newspaper 'Balitok' (gold) which is circulated to various stakeholders in Cagayan Valley.
The participants which came from barangays of Quezon and Kasibu towns also crafted their Priority Programs, Projects and Activities for funding and implementation.
The crafted PPAs seek to address issues and concerns on illegal drugs, environment protection, livelihood opportunities, campaign to reduce teenage pregnancy and solid waste management, among others.
FCF Minerals Corporation operates the gold-molybdenum project at barangay Runruno in Quezon town. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)