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3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region launched in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The 3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region – “Radyo Karruba” can now be heard in the airwaves after it has been launched on 23 October 2017 at the White Rocks Restaurant, Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) was instrumental in the establishment of this Community Radio Station.
Earlier, the MQ Media Zone conducted a hands-on training for the Radyo Karruba personnel and members of the newly organized Community Radio Council (CRC) to capacitate them to operate the radio station efficiently.
Radyo Karruba follows on the heels of the successful operation of two other Nutriskwela Radio Stations in the Region: Radyo Kailian which is broadcast in Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC), Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur and Radyo Kabinnadang which is aired in ISPSC, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur.
The Nutriskwela Community Network Program of the NNC is a long-term and cost-efficient strategy in addressing hunger and malnutrition in the country, through the use of radio. In establishing community radio stations, NNC aims to empower the community through the dissemination of current, relevant and up-to-date nutrition and health information as well as educational developmental information from all relevant sectors of the community, government agencies and non-government organizations. Through this strategy, the local people and nearby communities can acquire basic and practical information and at the same time can share and/or participate in the interactive radio programs in the most affordable and fastest way. Local authorities can also have an efficient way of promoting their programs to the people for massive mobilization and participation. Program managers and implementers can also disseminate and explain new technology and innovations.
NNC said the Nutriskwela radio stations installed in other parts of the country have proven to empower and mobilize the local people in nutrition information sharing and dissemination at home and in the whole community thereby highlighting good nutrition practices. (Source: NNC Facebook)