Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – The FCF Minerals Corp. recently launched its youth-based empowerment project designed to develop a well-informed community in their respective barangays and municipalities.
Ian Moller, FCF general manager for sustainability, said the Golden Ribbon Project targets members of the Sangguniang Kabataan in Quezon and Kasibu towns to become community journalists.
“They will be provided with training so they can hone their writing skills as journalists in their communities. This is one of our development programs for the youth,” Moller said.
The launching of the Golden Ribbon Project at the Saber Inn and Restaurant here saw close to 20 youth participants from Quezon and Kasibu attending.
Moller said the project beneficiaries will also undergo stages of skills development toward the development of the ‘Balitok
’ newspaper now being circulated and managed by the mining firm and the primary impact barangays and municipalities.
The participants, he added, will initially undergo an appreciation course of responsible mining, the mining industry, and their important roles in building the future, and establishing a well-understood mining industry and its benefits to the development and progress of the country and the communities.
“This is a program to prepare our youths on the management of the Balitok Newspaper later on. It will be one of our legacies for our youth and their community,” Moller said.
The Golden Ribbon is one of the sustainability programs of FCF Minerals that was formed through the Public Awareness Program under the Information, Communication and Education Section of its Social Development and Management Program.