UN Selects Filipino Boy From LA Union Young Earth Ambassador
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has chosen a 12-year-old kid from a remote barrio in San Fernando City, La Union to be its ambassador for protecting the environment and the forest.Feb 17, 2023189 Shares2623 Views
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) selected a 12-year-old La Union child to serve as a "Young Earth Ambassador."
- The parents of James Daryll Rey are kaingero from Nagyubuyuban, San Fernando City, La Union.
- Rey will be dispatched to various groups both domestically and internationally to share his experience of preserving the forest.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has chosen a 12-year-old kid from a remote barrio in San Fernando City, La Union to be its ambassador for protecting the environment and the forest.
An organization of the UN called FAO is in charge of global initiatives to end hunger. The elimination of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition; the accelerating of economic and social progress for all; and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate, and genetic resources for the benefit of current and future generations, are the three main objectives of FAO, according to the organization's website.
According to a Jun Elias post that was published by Yahoo, James Daryll Rey, a sixth-grader at Nagyubuyuban Elementary School, was awarded the title of "Young Earth Ambassador" by the FAO through Yakap Kalikasan, a non-governmental organization that is supported by the FAO.
Rey is the son of "slash-and-burn farmers," or kaingerosas they are known in the area.
Rey will visit several groups domestically and overseas as the "Young Earth Ambassador" to discuss how he successfully inspired the locals to take action to protect the forest there.
On Wednesday, Rey described his experiences convincing his parents to give up their charcoal business and the practice of kainginduring his speech to the attendees of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week Conference in Clark, Pampanga.
Rey hails from the province of La Union, which boasts 39,002 hectares of forest area, according to an article on Philstar. According to the National Greening Program of DENR Region 1's records, 4,297,967 trees were planted throughout 5,634 hectares between 2011 and 2015 during this period.
Rey oversaw the reforestation efforts of the Kabataang Green Warriors, a group of young people whose parents had once been kaingerosin Barangay Nagyubuyuban. The organization is currently in charge of a small forest that has recently been planted with ipil-ipil, narra, and acaciatrees.