In preparation for the Organic 4.0 National Conference, ESSA is working, coordinating and participating with different activities in different areas to invite and inform the public what will happen on December 17 to 21, 2019 at Angat, Bulacan and to continue to educate and inspire others and involving the youth in Advancing Sustainable Agriculture.

This activity was graced and inspired by the University of San Agustin professor, Hermogenes Gacho Jr., among his achievements, Mr. Gacho is an environmental advocate, climate reality leader trained by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore; Gemma B. Sumague, Program Coordinator of ESSA; Ariel Lastica,  ESSA Council Member; Gideon Palmejar, SEA, Inc. (SIAD) Municipal Coordinator; and Keziah Lei S. Sarmiento, Field Researcher, ESSA.

Involved and invited to attend at the Grandstand of West Visyayas State University, Lambunao, Iloilo last Asugust 16, 2019 were the students of Panluran National High School, Binabaan National High School, Harvester Christian Academy, Lambunao National Highschool, and Coordinating Councils of Lambunao National High School.

Ariel Lastica, Executive Director of Lambunao Champion Farmers and Council Member of ESSA

Ariel Lastica, Executive Director of Lambunao Champion Farmers and Council Member of ESSA talked about transformative leadership and shared his journey before he became a leader by sharing his educational background, his experiences, and the turning points of his life. He showed pictures of the world youth leaders to set an inspiration to all the participants. He ended his talk by leaving four (4) points on how to transform into a world leader which are speaking, listening, doing, and framing.

Gemma B. Sumague, the Program Coordinator of ESSA

Gemma B. Sumague, the Program Coordinator of ESSA introduced to the participants what is the organization all about. She also stated the different activities and projects of SEA Inc. specifically the ESSA. Ms. Sumague briefly discussed the event that will be happening on December and invited the students to become a volunteer.

Hermogenes Gacho Jr. talked about climate leadership

Hermogenes Gacho Jr. talked about climate leadership. He shared important informations that are really happening today and how to deal with even with little actions from the participants. He also showed some pictures to tackle the cause and effect of climate change to the Earth. He encouraged the students to have an initiative in terms of taking care the environment and become a role model to other people

Invited guests and participants

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