BAGUIO CITY – The city government here under the leadership of mayor Mauricio Domogan and the Catholic Children Youth Foundation (CCYF) headed by Rev. Jaehak Lee (Antimus) of the Republic of Korea recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding wherein the latter signified their intention to establish partnership and cooperation in the conduct of Global Youth Exchange and Volunteer Activity with the city government through the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
In the MOU, the city of Baguio and its partner cities and organizations have long been in headway of mutual development encouraging various forms of exchange in tourism, governance, investment, education, culture and the arts, environment and technology.
Enumerated in the MOU includes the cooperation in the Global Youth Culture Exchange and Volunteer Activity in the city of Baguio and in the Philippines in general; the CCYF will bear the expenses for business cooperation; cooperation in exchange of human resources specifically on youth program; financial support, medical and educational needs of the youth of Baguio; exchange program between the youth of Korea and Baguio City wherein the city government will make the necessary itinerary and logistic support to the youth coming from Korea endorsed by the CCYF for immersion with the youth of Baguio. Likewise, the CCYF will provide the possibility of sponsoring the youth from Baguio for immersion to Korea; bridging multi-culture of children with Filipino and Korean blood relation; and cooperation in exchange of information, use of venues, facilities and equipments.
Further, both will identify suitable program for the engagement.
The partnership aims to cultivate common good based catholic spirit in the youth of the two countries and promoting their development into desirable members of globalization, and to cooperate in the conduct of “Global Youth Cultural Exchange and Volunteer Activity in the Philippines”./Jho Arranz