Lasallian selected at YSEALI PFP in the US

By Center for Negros Development On Monday, October 5, 2015

OIC-Administrative Assistant Katherine Maguad of the Center for Negros Development

Maguad (3rd left) with Brother President and Chancellor Manuel Pajarillo, FSC and Vice Chancellor for Mission And Development Hector Gloria, Jr. with the staff of Center For Negros Development. Taken September 30 before Maguad left for Manila.

Maguad (center) with Maria Kristela Castronuevo, Legislative Officer for the Office of Senator Ralph Recto and Quin Cruz, member of the Youth and Students Council, NAPC.

Another Lasallian milestone as OIC-Administrative Assistant Katherine Maguad, 30, of the Center for Negros Development, is participating in the 2015 Young Southeast Asia Youth Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program on Legislative Process and Governance in Washington D.C., USA on October 3 – November 14, 2015. 

A priority program of US President Barack Obama, YSEALI PFP is supported by the US State Department along with the US Embassy in the Philippines. The theme “Legislation Process and Governance” is implemented by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in partnership with the National Movement of Young Legislators. The ACYPL YSEALI Professional Fellows Program brings selected leaders to the US for a six-week intensive fellowship around the theme of legislative process and governance.

A BALAYAN Volunteer, Pax Christi Negros Youth Group, S.M.I.L.E Bacolod Youth and the Provincial Youth Development Council during her college years, Maguad earned best in the field of community service and development work.

In line with the University of St. La Salle’s commitment to support communities and public schools, Maguad’s advocacy is to promote health and nutrition through education.  For half a decade as the over-all manager of the Busog (well-fed) Lusog (healthy) Talino (intellect) School Feeding Program (BLT), Maguad aspires developing more sustainable programs for Negros and beyond.

Maguad will be part of the ACYPL’s global network of over 8,500 individuals in 125 countries and territories upon completion of the program. The 3 representatives of the Philippines is participated by 9 youth leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.