/ 11 March 2023

THE UNITED States Agency for International Development lauded the Legazpi City Youth Development Alliance for the successful implementation of collaborative programs and projects for out-of-school youths.

During a meeting with private sector members of YDA Legazpi City and completers of the Opportunity 2.0 workforce development program, Deputy Director for Office of Economic Development and Governance of USAID Philippines Eric Florimon Reed commended their partners for their well-organized programs that improved the lives of OSYs.

“The USAID has the resources, and we are looking for countries and beneficiaries that we can help. With these successful programs, we can say that the money of taxpayers from the US are all worth it,” Reed said.

The YDA partners and members shared their contributions to strengthen collaboration in the areas of education, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement of OSYs.

Four youth completers and beneficiaries expressed their gratitude for the interventions that gave them new skills and opportunities for livelihood and productive engagements.

For the implementation of the O2 programs, around P11 million was shared by the 44 YDA members. About P2 million worth of desktop computers, laptops and printers were also given to the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System teachers and students.