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The issue of Climate Change is one that has been of major global debate for so many years. Unfortunately, for a number of Africans, it is something they believe to be none of their concern but that of the Western nations and for others, a completely unheard of or non-existent phenomenon.
Water for the Living: Environmental Issues in the Philippines and the Youth’s Role in combating these Issues.
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This entire planet is our home. We are the only species that systematically destroy our own habitat.
-- Marianne Williamson
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Ever since I was little I have been taught that water is the source of life but who knew, what gives life could also be the source of millions of deaths. Over the years millions have died and still millions die every year because of being exposed to or in coming into direct contact with unclean form of water. It’s said that the next World War will be for gaining control over the fresh water resources, water is necessary for mankind for different purposes including cooking, drinking, cleaning etc. In developing countries 80 % of all the illnesses are caused by water-borne diseases, with diarrhea being the leading cause of childhood death.
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Bangladesh the largest delta and fifth fresh water reservoir of the world is one of the fast growing countries. Her every single economic, social and other factor is continuously increasing year by year. According to the national statistics bureau the current GDP of Bangladesh is about 7.05% along with per capita income is about 1466 USD. This economical sustainability is considered as the foot note and backbone of present micro level haphazard development and growing environmental concerns.
Valerie F. Panapanaan Participated in the Research Fair 2017 at the University of Philippines as a YEO Representative.
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The University of Philippines has organized a three days long program named "The UP ALCHEMES Research Fair" where many youth scientists gathered nationwide. We proudly support this program as a partner organization for the outreach purpose. The organizer of this science fair program has invited our regional representatives as partner guest during this program on February 2-4, 2017 at the University of Philippines.
As a guest representative of Youth Environmental Opportunities- YEO, Valerie F. Panapanaan has successfully attended the Research Fair 2017 held at the University of Philippines on February 2-4, 2017. Valerie expressed her experience about this program participation. Read the story about her participation experience from the below-described article, written by Valerie herself.