Thursday July 19, 2018

Ilocano youth to raise funds for Marawi students

LAOAG CITY — In time for the International Youth Day (IYD) celebration on August 12, a youth volunteer association in the city is set to conduct a fun run for displaced school children of Marawi City in Mindanao.

Sirib Ilocano Kabataan Association Inc. (Sika) president James Ceasar Ventura said the fun run dubbed as “TEENaray: Barkada Run 2017" will commence at the Ferdinand E. Marcos Memorial Sports Center in this city from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 5,000 Sika members in Ilocos Norte province are enjoined to support the activity.

Registration fees are P690 for trio (three runners), P900 for quad (four runners) and P1,000 for barkada entry (five runners).

Interested participants may register at the Sika membership desk located at the Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office.

“This year’s IYD theme which calls for youth participation in peace building is very timely with the challenges our brothers and sisters from Marawi City are facing. Many of the children and youth cannot go to school. Those who can may bring bags, pens or paper to use,” he said citing the Ilocos Norte youth association will join the National Youth Commission and the whole country in celebrating the IYD.

A local band concert and candle lighting ceremonies will also culminate the activity at the Marcos Stadium. (PNA)