5 Ilonggos represent PH in PyeongChang Winter Olympics Project Talks

5 represent PH in PyeongChang Winter Olympics Project Talks

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5 represent PH in PyeongChang Winter Olympics Project Talks

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

ILOILO. Saemaul youth volunteers Christopher Geaga, Antonio Apelacio Jr., Jeanne Michaella Anthonette Naquil, Kenny Aposaga and August Melody Andong, the team leader, from Lemery, Iloilo flew to South Korea Wednesday, February 7, to attend the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Youth Experience and International Project Talks. (Photo courtesy of Andong)

ILOILO -- Five Ilonggos were invited by the Wonju City and Gangwon-do Saemaul Undong Center in Republic of Korea to represent Philippines in 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Youth Experience and International Project Talks.

The project talks opened Wednesday, February 7, and will end on the 13th.

The Philippine delegation is composed of Saemaul Filipino Youth Volunteers from Lemery, Iloilo namely: Kennie Aposaga, Christopher Geaga, Antonio Apelacio Jr., Jeanne Michaella Anthonette Nanquil and August Melody Andong, the Team Leader and the Philippine Saemaul International Development Project Coordinator.

For five days, the delegation is scheduled to attend various activities of the Winter Olympics and various Saemaul project site visits and international youth development exchanges.

The activities include Welcome Ceremony in the Wonju City Government and Courtesy Call to the Wonju City Officials, PyeongChang Winter Olympic Opening Events, Ski Experience and Viewing of the Ski Jumping Event, Samcheok and Gangneung Olympic Town visit, International Youth Project Talks and Exchanges, Field Visit to the Recycling Project Site of Nami Island, Walking the Korean History and Culture, and the Lecture-Seminar of the Saemaul Undong at the Korea Saemaul Undong Training Center.

This rare opportunity to attend the Youth Experience and International Project Talks of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is part of the international development cooperation project given by the Wonju-si Saemaul Male Leaders Association and Gangwon-do Saemaul Undong Center for the ongoing Saemaul Pilot Project of New Villageship for Sustainable Development in Barangay Poblacion South East Zone, Lemery, Iloilo.

The said project is made possible through the close coordination of the Philippine Saemaul Undong Center, Iloilo Provincial Government and Lemery Municipal Government. (PR)

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