More than 20 children and youth (CAY) leaders from Cavite were trained by PLCPD on Basic Advocacy Training facilitated on 17 June 2023.
In this training, CAYs from Brgy. Molino 2, 3 and 4 were trained on how to advocate for the full implementation of the recently passed RA 11930 or the Anti-OSAEC Law. The role of young people as drivers of change in their own communities was emphasized in the advocacy training. Knowledge on the salient provisions of RA 11930 as well as advocacy elements were improved, and advocacy skills on developing advocacy messages and communicating these messages to policymakers through person-to-person advocacy.
The training concluded with CAYs developing their advocacy plans for implementation in their respective communities. One of the participants said that,
“We appreciate this training because we now have more skills to localize the implementation of RA 11930. As CAY advocates, we are more empowered to make lasting change in our communities.”