Youth group provides GK residents additional incomeCebu Daily News
TO provide additional income to Gawad Kalinga (GK) residents, youth leaders from Young Minds Academy (YMA) turned over a mobile meat shop to the GK Village in Budlaan, barangay Talamban, Cebu City last June 10.
The meat shop, named “Your Meat Available sa Gawad Kalinga” (YMA sa GK), will be managed by GK residents and will supply meat to upland communities of Budlaan, through a a motorcycle with a cooler attached to it.
“The meat shop opening is just the start of GK Budlaan’s progress into becoming a complete community,” said Peter Romanillos, University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu student and anchor of the YMA team.
Other members of the team are UP Cebu students Ria Angeli Gran, Mark Lester Pardico, Sean Timothy Salvador and Areem Ezekiel Sullano.
The project was one of the team’s outputs in YMA Season 5, a youth leadership and citizenship development program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., which they attended last year. The team got RAFI’s approval to fund their project.
“This will be of great help to the consumers because, first, it can save their time in going to the market since there is a mobile meat shop that will regularly go to their place. Second, they can save money for their transportation and will also provide additional income to GK Budlaan’s cooperative,” Bebe Gacasan, GK Budlaan coordinator said.