Butuan City Government, DSWD CARAGA and Northeastern Mindanao Mission jointly sponsored a moral recovery seminar “ Positive Peer Prevention Program” last September 9, 2011 at the Function Hall on the 3rd floor of Northeastern Mindanao Mission.
Almost 200 Fourth Year Students and some teachers from Butuan City School of Arts and Trade (BCSAT) were privileged to listen to the lectures on moral recovery. Mr. Cirilo S. Ba-al, NeMM treasurer welcome them and Pastor Solomon V. Mongaya , NeMM President gave a short talk before lectures were presented.
Topics in the morning were very exciting and interesting about pre marital sex. Pastor Nimrod Saramosing, NeMM Health Director presented it very lively and with much enthusiasm that students were giggling when they agree to some points. Question and answer portion followed that made the students become more aware of its danger. Richard Pandeleng a Roman Catholic working student exclaimed with thumbs up “ This seminar is great! At least I know how to evade from temptations linking to pre marital sex.”, he said. “I should have marriage first before sex.”, he added.
During group dynamics the students were very much excited but somewhat afraid when they were led by the seminar facilitators to the stairs going down on blindfold. “ I felt how hard it is to walk in the dark but I was confident and determined to follow for I trust my leader to lead me to the right path down” said Christine Mae Uygioco, an honor student. “ It is a great lesson for me “ she added.
In the afternoon, Pastor Charlie Prior, Butuan City Moral Recovery Program officer gave his lecture of “what is moral recovery ?” Then Pastor Lonie Cena had his lecture on Drugs alcohol and Tobacco in lively presentation who is knowledgeable on this area being Master in Health.
“The seminar is very substantial. Lecturers are very good and very convincing that prepares students to do better and be morally upright.”said Wendy Poquita, another honor student.
At the end of the sessions, Mrs. Marilou Crisante, one of the teachers expressed her gratitude to the sponsors of the seminar for the wonderful opportunity afforded to the students of BCSAT in relation to their moral recovery that can help lessen their problems in school and in the society.