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DSWD: Selected Pinoy youths to benefit from 2-year leadership training

MANILA, Feb. 12 – At least 25 Filipino youths will take part in a two-year character leadership training that will take them to the United States, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

The DSWD said it signed a memorandum of agreement for character leadership training for the youth in DSWD centers, local government units, and non-government organizations.

“During the training, the participants will be taught the character qualities integrated in the character building program, anger resolution, conflict management and public speaking, among other courses,” the DSWD said.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman and Andrew Jorgensen, Executive Director of the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP), recently signed the MOA for the training, the department website said.

The DSWD said this is a two-year year training that will start on February 18, 2011 until March 2013.

At least 25 youth from DSWD centers and NGO-managed facilities have been selected to participate in the two-year IBLP Character Leadership Training for Young People to be held in Oakbrook, Illinois on March 20, 2011, and other IBLP Training Centers in Michigan, Texas, and Oklahoma City.

The rest of the two years’ training will be conducted at the IBLP Training Center in Manila.

In June 2004, 20 young people from various residential care centers (government and non-government) were invited to a seven-week training program in the U.S. on Basic Life Principles, Anger Resolution and Character First.

On September 13, 2007, the second batch of 16 youths from various government and non-government centers and institutions were invited to a two-month training program in the U.S. on Character Qualities and Basic Life Principles. (PNA) scs/PFN

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