US envoy keynotes youth gathering in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:25

US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg has met young peace advocates here during his recent visit to the city.

Speaking before high school and college students gathered at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) gymnasium, Ambassador Goldberg said the US government is committed to help the young people create a better future.

Young people around the world, he said, can make a difference by doing and standing what is right.

He also disclosed that the US has been supporting youth development programs in Mindanao like the livelihood skills training given to 181 out-of-school-youth in Zamboanga City under the US Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development-Mindanao Youth for Development (USAID-MYDev).

Goldberg personally attended the signing of the Cities Development Initiative (CDI) between the US government and Zamboanga City.

The CDI, which is part of the US-Philippines Partnership for Growth, aims to stimulate the city’s development potential through collaboration in the areas of health, education and environment as well as economic and invest promotions.

The ambassador also met some of the participants in the journalistic writing workshops conducted by the Zamboanga del Norte Press club (ZNPC) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to high school students and IP (indigenous people) college students, respectively.

ZNPC and PIA have partnered with the US Embassy in providing free training on journalistic writing to budding campus journalists.