Around 340 participants from partner higher education institutions and local youth organizations joined the South Luzon leg of YOUth Choose 2022: The Youth Caravan on Voter Empowerment, which was launched last November 24 and was concluded with a culminating activity on December 1.
The Youth Caravan sought to promote and encourage youth political participation in the 2022 elections through civic and voter education campaigns. It engaged the youth through various activities such as talks, forums, and local performances. Partner institutions also conducted other activities on civic education, and voter empowerment during the week-long activity.
Among the speakers invited for the caravan were Hirayang Kabataan Executive Director Atty. Carlo Africa, Active Vista Center Managing Director Rash Caritativo, National Society of Parliamentarians President Bryan Ezra Gonzales, YouthLed Development Specialist Emil Benjamin Tapnio, and La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) director Dr. Ador Torneo.
The event was organized by LSIG, with pro-democracy coalition PARTICIPATE and Youth Leadership for Development (YouthLed), and in partnership with De La Salle Philippines, Lasallian Justice and Peace Commission, DLSU - Dasmariñas, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, and De La Salle Lipa.
The participants and speakers of the Launching of the YOUth Choose 2022: The Youth Caravan on Voter Empowerment
Mr. Carlo Africa discussing how to enhance political participation in the new normal