Talisay City, Home to CISV Int’l Youth Delegates from 13 Countries, Get Full Support from Lizares Admin

For the second year in a row, Talisay City, once again home of this year’s CISV International Camp in Negros, hosted 72 youth delegates from 13 countries at the CICM Mission Seminary, Barangay Zone 15, Talisay.

CISV international youth delegates serve foods to students of Tayabas Elementary School.*

For close to a month which ended over the weekend, the youth campers enjoyed and learned from the different activities lined up by the Team of Carmeli Bantug, Director of Camp Piaya, the name they call their camping ground at the CICM in Talisay.

CISV international youth delegates with the students of Tayabas Elementary School beneficiaries.*(Jonaz Delleva photos)

Among other undertakings they got involved in the City, the young delegates lived thru a homestay program in Campuestohan Highland Resort in Barangay Cabatangan. Also, they were served dinner at the famous Talisay tourist destination, The Ruins, sponsored by Mayor Neil Lizares and Talisay City. The TCDRRMO also conducted a half-day earthquake and firefighting drill to the young visitors.

One of the highlights of their stay in Talisay was the morning activity to feed some 90 undernourished students of the Tayabas Elementary School. Aboard 50 “trisikads” on a motorcade going to the school, the delegates were met by Ms. Lorievic Opelario, Principal and the whole studentry of Tayabas Elementary School.

The delegates who stayed in Camp Piaya came from countries like Brazil, Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, Philippines, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Portugal.

CISV International is a global organization of volunteers and participants dedicated to peace education through cross-cultural friendship. Through friendship, cooperation, and understanding at a grassroots level, they believe that long lasting peace is possible and attainable.

Founded in 1950, CISV International today is a federation of 69-member associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups. In over 60 years, they have given countless children and young people the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through international educational programs.*(Chuck Diaz)


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