Report: FSLF Youth and Kids Report 2007

Report: FSLF Youth and Kids Report 2007

Children’s Science Interactive Workshop:

FSLF Kids participated in the CSIW Iloilo (Oct 2006) and CSIW Pangasinan (Oct 2007) and came home with several medals. Eleven children joined the 2006 CSIW on Physics and twenty-three participated in the 2007 CSIW on Chemistry. One of our FSLF Kids placed third over-all in the Science Quiz Bee (Edward Macasadia)

  • The FSLF Youth participated in the M2K camp held at the Malabanban Watershed in December 2006.
  • The FSLF Kids and Youth held the annual Mini Eco-Camp (April 2007).
  • The FSLF Youth conducted a survival camp at Bukid Garden (June 2007).
  • Conducted a 7 lakes eco-tour to familiarize children with the seven lakes (Sept 2007)
  • Set up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the Mini Park. Maintained and cleaned the park. (Aug 2007)

The FSLF Youth and Kids were chosen to the Philippine launch of the song “WE RISE”, the UNICEF signature song on water and the environment written by Fil-Am Gemma Bulos. The song was performed at the DENR building during the celebration of World Water Day at the Philippine Water Summit (March 25, 2007).

Three FSLF Youth groups submitted projects to the Volvo Adventure competition (December 2006). All projects were recycling projects, which the children wanted to undertake for the community.

The FSLF Youth participated in two CLEAR camps in October 2006 and September 2007. The youth members joined students and out-of-school youth in the Kilos Kabataan para sa Kalikasan in San Pablo City and the follow-up camp in Los Banos. The FSLF Youth are coordinating a water testing project with CLEAR and DOST.

The FSLF Youth are also negotiating funding with both UNICEF and Unilever for recycling, water testing and media projects. The Youth and Kids conducted several treeplanting activities at Malabanban Watershed. They are also coordinating with the Philippine Coconut Authority to conduct tree planting activities.

2007 International Conferences:

Agua y Juventud in Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 2006) was attended by Rocsann Villegas and Nitoy Azores. Rocsann made a presentation about the Philippine children’s environment movement.

At the TUNZA 2006 in Putrajaya, Malaysia (July 2006), Sam Loyola was sole FSLF delegate in a conference of 200 children. He was elected as UNEP’s Choice to the Junior Board that is preparing for the TUNZA 2008 in Norway. As part of the preparations for Norway, Sam also attended the 2007 World Environment Day in Norway (July 2007).

At UNICEF-BioVision Life Sciences Forum in Lyon, France (March 2007), Maia Azores was one of ten children from ten developing countries. She was chosen to present the Call to Action to the BioVision Forum attended by 4,000 adults including sever

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