Survey on youth to help produce 2011-2016 development agenda-A A +A
Saturday, October 9, 2010
TO PROVIDE an update on the situation and profile of the Filipino youth, a survey by the National Youth Commission (NYC), dubbed the 2010 National Youth Assessment Study, is in full swing.
In Central Visayas, 600 youths from Bohol, selected through random sampling, will serve as respondents of the study. The data-gathering in the region started last week.
The study aims to identify the prevailing values and attitudes of the youth in relation to their needs, aspirations, and problems.
The result of the study will serve as the basis in crafting the Medium-Term Youth Development Plan (MTYDP) 2011-2016.
NYC Visayas area head Rhenelyn Queen Dadulo said the study is important in determining the right programs for the youth.
“It helps in specifying youth programs and action plans by government agencies,” she told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.
The study is held every five years across all 17 regions of the country. It is conducted through secondary and primary data-gathering and research.
The MTYDP serves as a guiding framework for youth development and empowerment. On its website, the NYC said: “(The MTYDP) outlines steps that will help concretize what the youth themselves desire. The plan is a broad guide for action. Young Filipinos play a very important role in ensuring that the recommended policies, programs, and courses of actions are carried out.”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 10, 2010.