PIA Press Release
Friday, January 27, 2012
4,000 girl scouts join 52nd encampment in ClaveriaCLAVERIA, Cagayan, Jan. 27 (PIA) -- More than 4,000 girl scouts from different elementary and secondary schools in the province have joined the 52nd encampment held here, from January 25-29, 2012 aimed at molding the young women on their responsibilities towards development as prime movers of community and school- based developments.
This year’s encampment objective is anchored in the effort of the Girl Scout of the Philippines (GSP) to instill awareness to young generation the global concern on climate change and urged them to act on the mitigation and adaptation efforts to survive in the years of global warming.
Fely Lattao, division superintendent, challenged each camper to serve as model to others especially in the protection and preservation of the environment to combat effects of climate change.
“We must not wait for another Cagayan de Oro or Iligan City incident. We have to start working towards climate change mitigation and adaptation and I believe we can do it,” Lattao said.
Parts of the activities include lectures and film viewing on the causes of climate change worldwide and the actions that each may do to mitigate the effects of the global warming.
Lattao believes that students can be the best weapon to educate other people as they could convince their families to work on the preservation and protection of the environment in the simple ways. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)