Capiz youth TV reporter off to Germany as environment envoy
by A. Lumaque
Roxas City (3 October) -- A Kabataan News Network (KNN) – Capiz Bureau youth television reporter and junior broadcast communication student of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) in Miag-ao, Iloilo is scheduled to leave the country for an environment study tour of Germany as Bayer Young Environment Envoy (BYEE) in November this year.
Janus Le-an Dellava, an active KNN – Capiz Bureau junior reporter, is among the top four BYEEs in the country who will join their counterparts from 16 other nations during the Germany visit.
Another UPV BA Broadcast Communication senior student, John Ryan M. Recabar, was also included among the four envoys.
The four were picked from among the 13 BYEE from various parts of the country who attended a live-in eco-camp at Clearwater Country Club in Clark Field, Pampanga which culminated in the recognition of their respective projects in sustainable development as well as environment protection and the final announcement of the top four envoys.
The 13 young men and women coming from various fields like engineering, law, communications, management, forestry who share a love and passion for the environment were selected in a national search before the live-in eco-camp.
The week-long environmental study tour is an all-expense-paid trip which provides young people across four continents with an insight into the broad spectrum of environmental protection measures employed by industry, municipalities and state environmental authorities.
As an active KNN-Capiz junior reporter along with other bureau reporters, Dellava engages in various television production aspects to produce a video segment for airing over a weekly program on national television. KNN is a United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) sponsored project implemented by Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI) that aims to maximize children participation thru the television medium.
He was also a champion in the 4th ABS-CBN Interschool Newscasting Competition participated in by students aspiring to become future broadcast journalists. (PIA) [top]