In Bayugan 2, lack of access to clean water and ample food sources means that families are spending much of their time meeting immediate physical needs. Youth often lack education as they are needed to work at early ages, and the community needs support in agriculture, infrastructure and job training.
A team could play an encouraging role in a number of ways. There are immediate needs for investing in weekly youth programs directly connected with local schools that are changing the future for young people in Bayugan 2. An impact can be made through agriculture, such as planting gardens or helping in goat raising alongside locals. Clean water and job training expertise are also needed.
Opportunities to listen and learn from locals, which supports long-term relationship building, will be an important part of being in the community as well.