LGU-Naval, NSU unite in summer youth program

  • March 17, 2017
  • Mary Lailani Pitao-Tupaz

NAVAL, Biliran, March 15 (PIA) -  The Naval State Univerity (NSU) which for years has been offering short term arts courses to the youth during summer now supports the Sports, Music, Arts, and Recreation Training (SMART) summer youth program of the local government unit (LGU) of Naval.

Naval’s SMART program is the brainchild of Mayor Gerard Roger Espina aimed to promote healthy lifestyle among young residents and develop their physical, social, and mental skills.

The sports training includes basketball clinic for kids, volleyball for boys and girls in both elementary and secondary levels, table tennis and Taekwondo for 7-15 years old, soccer/futsal for elementary boys, and chess for beginners.

In the field of music, LGU-Naval offers courses in guitar, drums, violin, and piano.

Arts include, cooking and baking, painting, conversational English 101, print and broadcast journalism, drama and acting workshop.

While these activities are intended exclusively for the young ones, the reacreational activities such as the weight loss training, Zumba, ballroom dancing, and hiphop are also open for individuals above 15 years old.

Since NSU has the experts and facilities for the arts, ballroom dancing and hiphop, Dr.Victor Canezo, NSU college dean, offered to implement the program in consortium with the local government of Naval.

The summer youth program is set on April 17 until May 22, this year, in time for the children’s days off from school.

Enrollment starts on March 21 on a “first come, first serve” basis since the program is subsidized by the LGU-Naval. 

Enrollees are required  to pay only a quarter from the regular rates offered for the program.

Upon enrollment, enrollees are required to submit their parental consent, certificate of residency, and medical certificate for those who will  enroll in sports.

Mayor Gerard Roger Espina invites all interested Naval youth ages 7-15 years old to check with LGU-Naval to be able to avail of the short term program and also for parents to be able to arrange their children’s summer activities.  (ajc/FJ/mlt/PIA8 Biliran)


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