/ 28 July 2021

MORE than a hundred student leaders attended the media and information literacy in school workshop organized by the Department of Education.

Around 170 Regional Federation of Supreme Student Government officers and other participants attended the webinar themed “Maximizing Online Platforms for Effective Student Leadership.”

Speakers discussed media and information literacy, thought leadership, law and policies related to MIL, creating and sharing stories that matter, and exploring art, activism, and social change.

Also tackled was the importance of the youth sector’s role in redefining the perception and landscape of communication and bridging the digital gap problem.

“I am very pleased to see that our student-leaders are engaging in activities like this to ensure that the digital space will be free from any harm as we approach the digitalization of education in the next few years,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Patricia Lucena, the executive director of Youth Advocates Building Opportunities and Network in Governance Philippines, highlighted the importance of having digital knowledge to address various social issues among youth.

“Due to the increasing use of digital platforms, student leaders are also challenged to develop the necessary skills to use in these social media platforms to address the social inequality that exists in our country today,” Lucena said.

The participants also engaged in the breakout sessions and created a digital campaign through YABONG Philippines and the Youth Formation Division of the Bureau of Learner Support Services.