The Generation Change Project

   As a participant in the U.S. Embassy's Generation Change Project, I was enlightened by the topics discussed in the said event. The two day training held last April 24-25, 2012 in Davao City opened new perspective in my life. I have learned a lot by just listening to the speakers, participating and socializing with the other participants.

   "The Generation Change Project is a youth-led global network dedicated to empowering the next generation of innovators and leaders. It provides a platform for the free exchange of ideas across borders and culture, and community of peers and mentors who use their collective resources to positively impact communities locally and globally. Generation Change conferences are being held in the United States and around the world, and this conference is designed to link the Philippines to the global project."

   The 50 participants were divided into two groups: The Generation Change (leadership training) & The Social Media (Bloggers & Netizens). The event taught a lot, from awareness of issues, responsible Social Media advocacy, understanding and respecting other beliefs and culture, peace, and the right to communicate using Social Media like Facebook and Twitter.

Here are the photos from the two day event

The Royale House Travel Inn & Suite located at C.M. Recto Avenue, Davao City.
The Official Inn of the 50 participants

Ateneo de Davao University, the host of the event

Mr. Neil Pacamalan acknowledged the participants

Dr. Christine S. Diaz, the Chairperson of Social Sciences and Education Division
in Ateneo de Davo University

Mr. William B. Cocks, the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer gives message to the participants

Ms. Humera Khan, one of the speakers, discusses the Social Media Campaign Against Violence

Blogging tips
the participants

Mr. Wajahat Ali

Day 1 ends, after the seminar, dinner with other participants

Day 2

the audio visual room in which the video called THE RESILIENT VOICES viewed


 Yadu Karu shares his mission as blogger

 picture taking with other participants

Yadu Karu & the Davao Bloggers

Thanks to

The U.S. Embassy
Mr. Neil Pacamalan
Mr. Avel Manansala
to the Speakers
and to all the participants

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