Cotabato City—Actively participated by more than 300 youth from different youth organizations, government sectors and community service organizations in the city, Kutawato Greenland Initiatives (KGI)successfully conducted the Mangrove Tree Planting and established the first ever Mangrove Island in the city with the theme “Nurturing Youth and Community Participation in fostering Climate Change Mitigation” last December 19, 2021.
The heads and representatives of the local government unit of Mother Barangay Kalanganan headed by Hon. Bimbo A. Pasawiran, Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD-BARMM), Maguindanao Maritime Police Station-PNP, Philippine National Police Office 4, USAID-Youth Development Alliance, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), HWPL-International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) attended and gave their messages of support for the advocacy. The Cotabato State University-SSG, Societal Adolescent Youth Alliance (SAYA) and Millennials PH-Cotabato Chapter extended their service and lead the planting of hundreds of mangrove trees in the island.
“The Youth is the prime mover of the society in making positive and lasting impacts,” said Danilo Mocsin, the Chairperson of KGI during the opening remarks. As a manifestation of the unending dedication and commitment, the guests and participants handed their signatures and hand marks in the freedom wall.
As quoted by one of the guests “Without mangrove trees, the sea has no meaning”. KGI strives to mandate its top vision on environmental preservation and protection while nurturing the involvement of the youth and the community.
The organization extends its utmost thanks and gratitude to all the people who worked hard and tirelessly to make the event successful. KGI encouraged the youth leaders ‘to unite and do small things with big impacts’. ###