Youth in Action
for Lake Conservation

The Winning Project Concept
Angono, Rizal

EcoCamp Goup 1

 
The Project Concept presented by Group 1 during the 3-day Ecological Camp on 15-17 April 2009 won as the best project concept and was awarded with P50,000.00 as seed money for its implementation.  The winning project concept was consequently presented in a Community Forum on 20 May 2009 to fine-tune the design and come up with an operational plan. 

Sangguniang Kabataan Leader Janssen Reyes receiving the P50,000 check from SCPW/UPSTITLE:  Lugawan sa Barangay Para sa Lawa (Daloy)

PROPONENT:  Angono Eco-Campers
SITE:  Angono, Rizal
DURATION:  Six (6) months
BUDGET:  PhP 50,000.00
FOCAL PERSON: Mr. Janssen Reyes,
                            Sangguniang Kabataan Leader,
                            Barangay Poblacion Ibaba

activities undertaken 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

          The project will employ an intensive information, education and public awareness campaign among the households in Barangays Poblacion Ibaba and San Vicente. The target site or Barangays are the most populated and built-up in the municipality.  The activities that will run initially for six months include a river clean-up which is the kick-off activity followed by a Community Forum, and a house-to-house campaign.  These activities are closely tied-up with the solid waste management program of the local government noting that the town’s Materials Recycling Facility is scheduled for operation by the end of May 2009.  The information campaign for the other four Barangays upstream will be handled by the local government.  Monitoring will be done on a bi-monthly basis by the Eco-Campers.  In all the community gatherings, lugaw – which is a traditional merienda item in the area will be served to symbolize their cooperation.

          To sustain the momentum and encourage further participation from the community, as well as to bring the cause of the project to the heart of the Angono people, an art contest and exhibit of materials coming from waste will be held in November 2009 to coincide with the Higantes Festival.   This activity will cap the first phase of the project after which the project partners will again come together and evaluate the process, outputs and results of the project.

OBJECTIVES

Specifically, the project aims to -

  • increase the awareness of the citizens of Brgy. San Vicente and Poblacion Ibaba, especially those who are living along the river, more aware of the current state of Laguna de Bay and what they can do to improve it;
  • reduce the volume of waste in the Angono River; and
  • coordinate with and support the local government in instituting a system for waste management in the community.

OUTPUT

The expected outputs of this activity are as follows -

  • increased awareness of the people living along the Angono River particularly those in Barangay Poblacion Ibaba and Barangay San Vicente about the current state of Laguna de Bay;
  • reduced volume of waste observed in Angono River; and
  • waste management system in the two Barangays instituted.

activities undertaken