Youths and development workers celebrate National Climate Change Day by planting fruit bearing trees and root crops on February 21 and 26, 2018.
The initiative was driven with the theme “Siyap o Kalombayn Ko Mapiya Kaphagingud: Mamomolaan Tano” and inspired a hundred of young Maranaos to contribute respond to ecological protection and locally respond on other environmental issues.
The participants, most of whom are members of Maranao Youths for Peace and Development in Lanao del Sur, had also a re-orientation on the adverse effects of global warning due to either human-induced or natural devastation of environment. They were also educated on how human relations to nature could contribute in the depletion of forest reserves and could impact on climate condition.
Participants came from the villages of Diolangan, Salipongan, and Moriatao Datu of Bubong and Lumbayanague towns, Lanao del Sur. The province is home of protected mountains to ensure sustainable water supply for Lake Lanao, the source of hydropower in Mindanao.
The activity was supported by Caritas Australia in partnership with Maradeca Inc. (Najer H. Jalel)