Ilocos Norte youth office to launch delivery service, online tutorial programs in province

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office (INYDO) of the Provincial Government, in partnership with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)-Ilocos Norte is set to launch a hotline delivery service in barangays and online tutorials and classes during the community quarantine period in the province.

The delivery service is dubbed as “BES, SIAKON! At Your Service.” It has two components: the Hotline Delivery Service and the Young Kadiwa Store, which authorizes youth to serve as a delivery service provider in his/her respective barangay, and an option for SK officials to set up their own mini-Kadiwa store, through the assistance of the Provincial Government, respectively.

On the other hand, the online program, “SANA OL! Online Tutorials and Classes” will utilize Facebook as an online learning platform that will cater not only for the youth but the public, in general. Among the topics for the online program include music, arts, fitness, and health, life hacks, survival tips, and personal hygiene, among others.

“For the Hotline Delivery Service, we will be hiring three youth per barangay in the province who will collect, purchase, and deliver goods  requested by households, through the assistance of the barangay officials, to further limit the movement of residents outside the barangay. Youth beneficiaries will work a day before the essential Supplies Day (ESD) and the ESD itself, and will be given a monetary compensation of P1,000 each,” INYDO Officer Willie Jake Sib-at discussed.

“For the Young Kadiwa Store, we aligned in to our Kadiwa Farmer’s Market in the Provincial Government. Papahiramin natin ang mga SK Chairmen ng mga goods at produkto para makapag-display din sila ng kanilang mini-Kadiwa store sa kani-kanilang mga barangay,” Mr. Sib-at added.

The INYDO allotted a budget amounting to P1,677,000 for the Hotline Delivery Service program, targeting a total of 1,677 youth beneficiaries. Likewise, young professionals who will be hired for the online program will present a maximum of three topics. They will receive P1,500 for each of their classes or tutorials.

“This is a great opportunity to help find employment opportunities for the youth. Some business establishments stopped operating, e may mga working students tayo na naapektuhan. With this, kahit papaano,  may maipon sila, and at the same time, they can help their respective communities. For the online tutorial program, we can provide additional knowledge to our kakailian to learn or gain something while they stay at home, para maging productive rin sila, mentally,” Mr. Sib-at concluded.

The Provincial Government, through the leadership of Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, continues to address unemployment and  issues in the province by creating alternative programs for residents affected by the pandemic.