Social NetWorth: Talkn2u

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Social NetWorth is a workshop that was conducted by Mulat Pinoy in February 2012. The participants hailed from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and were comprised of an impressive set of college students who are leaders in their own communities. With speakers from Mulat Pinoy’s partner organizations, the participants learned about media theory and practices, the emerging rules and recommendations for social media, and the basics of population and development. Using this new knowledge, the participants returned to their communities to set up their own popdev projects, promoted and documented through social media.

Jesselyn Caye Cayquep is a Broadcast Communication student from Trinity University of Asia and the Pacific, while Amadeuz John Celestial is not only majoring in Public Relations, but he is also the commander of their ROTC corps in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Together they want to talk about street children.

Talkn2u presents: Us and the Streets

In this blog, we’ll be talking about STREETCHILDREN – everything about them. Our message: Street children are everywhere. We have all seen them, and some of us might have even been one of them some time ago. But what do we really know about them, their real situation, the conditions they are exposed to? Let’s talk about them and see what we can do.

Who do we want to reach? Anybody, everybody. But basically, we’ll be talking to YOU – our fellow Filipino youth – guys our age who, more or less, have the same thinking or perspective on the issues we’ll be talking about.

What new angle do we wish to present? However, we’ll show you other factors that put these children in the streets. Poverty is the biggest issue, but there are more complicated population and development issues.

What do we want to achieve? First, we want people to see the sad realities about street kids. We want our readers to acknowledge that their little acts make impact. At the end of the day, we won’t really tell people to do this or that, but we want to at least move them to do something: HELP. Helping does not always necessarily have to mean giving or adopting these children. If we’ll look at the anti-mendicancy law, we’ll see that “not giving” can be helping. If we bring these kids to the DSWD or a child ward, that’s help. Simply talking about them in this forum and expressing sympathy for them is already helping.

I’m Jesse from the Trinity University of Asia College of Arts and Sciences. Read, watch or listen to what I have to say every Monday or Thursday.

I’m AJ from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Mass Communication. Read, watch or listen to me every Tuesday or Friday.

Participate in our Poll question of the week every Wednesday. The result of this poll will be interpreted every weekend.

See our debate about a selected topic every Sunday night!

Once again, we’re talkn2u and we present: Us and the Streets.

Follow them on Twitter: @batangstreet. You can also read their blog.

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