Young Artists Meet @ IFAD-KLM4 PINTASAKAHAN!

Sons and daughters of farmers aged 15 to 21 years old converged at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines on October 12, 2010 to showcase their skills in the arts and get a chance to snatch trophies and cash prizes.

Aside from the Policy and Investment Forum, KLM4 also featured Pintasakahan which is an on-the-spot-poster-making contest for the youth. Pintasakahan, a combination of the Filipino words “pinta” (paint) and “sakahan” (farm) is a way to encourage young people to remain in their rural communities and to be actively engaged in the rural economy both in the agricultural and non-farm sectors.

The competition adopted the event theme, “Shared Resources, Shared Development” and supports the Joint Statement by the Heads of UN Entities in launching the International Year of the Youth last August 12, 2010. The participants are children of agrarian reform beneficiaries. IFAD partners and project partners such as PAKISAMA, Free Farmers Federation, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, and the 2nd Cordillera Highland Agricultural and Resource Management Project

Congratulation to the KLM4 PintaSAKAhan winners!

1st place- P10,000.00 : Nelvin G. Samblasinio - 15 years old - Agusan del Sur, Caraga Region

2nd place - P7,500.00 : Michelle Pacres - 18 years old - Cavite, Region IV-A

3rd place - P5,000.00 : Steve S. Serrano - 20 years old - La Union, Region I

Photo collage by Vherna C. Comagon, DAR-Caraga Region, Philippines