Community eCenters (CeC) Malvar, (Telecentres in the Philippines are called Community eCenters or CeCs) is located in the 2nd class Municipality of Malvar in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. During the GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT took place in Costa Rica from 9th to 11th September 2013, CeC Malvar held a mini- summit, where more than 15 young people ranging between 18 to 25 of age gathered to follow the webcast recording under the theme “Change Your World”.
The session on “CHANGE YOUR WORLD” was about if we want to change the world, but where should we take the start? Youth deliberated on the steps everyone can take to change a certain aspect of the lives of the people around the, and thus contribute to changing the world, whether through volunteering, constructive civic engagement or simply using social media to spread the message of growth and development. In this session the participants we requested to choose their country or the region and think of a specific problem and discuss on how they can find a solution to it. As the Technology offers great potential, especially for the global social good they were requested to think on how do they convert social media into social change? How to use it for constructive civic engagement?
After watching the session, participants gathered in their group discussion and agreed upon following ideas as their feedback for the Global youth Summit:
Event pictures available at - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299893650152852&set=a.2...
Event Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkDiVXJdVE