THE 2011 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL HOUSING
October 19-25, 2011
Theme: “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Community Planning and Development”
8 Reasons to Attend the 2011 YP Workshop
The BIGGEST Reason:
You have seen disasters happen; you have seen how much the poor suffered. As a young design professional, you want to help but you don’t know how. This is your entry point.
A MOST COMPELLING Reason:
The YP workshop will give you an excellent orientation on social housing along with training activities to better appreciate the issues affecting the urban poor. You will experience working directly and living with the poor, a personal challenge to answer the question, “What is my role in society as a future professional in my country?”
A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT Reason:
The YP workshop will expertly tackle climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with invited resource persons from the academe, government, and non-government organizations. You will hear actors in the field talk about experiences not just theories. You will gain knowledge beyond the four walls of the classroom, not from books but from the real world that surrounds you.
An EXTREMELY IMPORTANT Reason:
The YP Workshop is an opportunity for experiential learning. You will experience first-hand participatory community planning because you will be grouped into teams to work in four urban poor communities. You will learn the theory, hear the stories and transfer the knowledge to the people in the community you will work with. You will learn by doing.
THE Reason to BE THERE:
The YP Workshop will give you a chance for meaningful networking and exchange of ideas. You gain timely knowledge, you meet new friends with common interests, you meet expert professionals in the field, and at the end of the workshop, you have done a very good deed by sharing your time, knowledge and skills (if not your heart) with the poor.
A VERY PRACTICAL Reason:
If you attend the workshop as a sponsored participant, you’d be required to do volunteer work at TAO-Pilipinas which can fulfill your college OJT requirement.
The BEST Reason:
The workshop will open your eyes to your potential role as a young design professional in addressing the shelter needs of poor communities. Reflections from past workshop attendees have consistently shown how the workshop has provided them with invaluable lessons to consider as they start out a professional career.
The RADICAL Reason:
You know what you want. You want to be a relevant and responsive professional but you need more knowledge and skills to be prepared. This workshop will teach you the basic principles, the guide in working with poor communities especially in times of disaster.