Promoting Media and Information Literacy (ProMIL) in schools aspires to hone student leaders all over the Philippines from their various educational institutions. The major partnership with the Department of Education paved a way to promote MIL in schools around the country. Hence, on June 25, 2021, together with the Department of Education - Youth Formation Division, YABONG conducted the ProMIL in Schools Workshop to the 98 students of National and 17 Regional Federated SSG Officers, 17 Public Service Training Programs (PSTP) students, and 17 teacher advisers from 17 different regions nationwide. The workshop aimed to mentor the student leaders and teachers on specific skills related to MIL.
Furthermore, It highlights the role of young people, a substantial part of the population all over the world, who have great potential in redefining the perception and landscape of communication with their power of influence to bridge the digital gap problem and create safe digital spaces for the youth in the Philippines. The speakers of the workshop come from internationally recognized organizations that share the same goals in promoting MIL: Mr. Joey Alagaran, the Asia and Pacific Representative for UNESCO MIL Alliance, Ms. Reann Mantilla, the Chief Officer of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, Integrated Development Center, Mr. Amiel Jay Lopez, the founder of Project Dyesabel, Ms. Farrah Munawa, the founder of Catcalls of Karachi, and the founder of YABONG Philippines, Mr. Dun Oliver Abiera.
The students were mentored in private zoom conference rooms where they finalized their digital platforms and pitched their ideas in front of the other participants, mentors, and the speakers. The students were capacitated to implement their ideas in digital campaigns in the guidance of their teacher advisers with the support of the regional offices of the Department of Education. The digital campaigns shall continue the goals of ProMIL as the student leaders propagate MIL within their schools, communities, and regions. YABONG’s Head of Research and Development, Kyle Aboy ended the event saying, “Lagi nating tandaan na ang MIL ay di lang para sa iilan. Ang MIL ay para sa lahat.” (
Let us always remember, MIL is not only for some. MIL is for all.)
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