Governor Bong Lacson signed a Deed of Usufruct with the Negrosanon Young Leaders’ Institute (NYLI) for a one-year use of office space located at the 2nd floor of the Negros First CyberCentre Annex Building in Bacolod City, for the establishment of a Youth Safe Space and Innovation Center.
The Youth Safe Space and Innovation Center will be used primarily as a dedicated mental and psychological support facility for Negrense youth at risk and youth seeking refuge from sexual abuse and exploitation.
The signing was held at the Governor’s Office, today, in the presence of Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Jade Miraflores, NYLI Technical Manager for Youth Engagement, Joshua Eusebio, Advocacy and Communications Manager, Programs Director Jomar Borromeo, and Stella Mae Sayco, NYLI Executive Secretary.
The NYLI was represented by its president, Teodoro Angelo Villanueva and Executive Director, Kevin Gaitan.
It will also provide a space for the youth to collaborate on projects and initiatives addressing key issues in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.