THE Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies and its mother institution Holy Angel University in Angeles City have joined the NYFH Secretariat and the 1NYFH National Organizing Committee in launching the 1st National Youth Forum on Heritage on Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9 a.m. The project will be launched in Angeles City in recognition of the brainchild of this first-of-its-kind-in-the-country youth project on heritage, The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Region 3 Alumni Community of Heroes (TOSP R3ACH), in 2011. The launching will be followed by the lecture-workshop on the Kapampangan art & craft of parul sampernandu making, the first conjunction activity under NYFH in partnership with the Katipunan da reng Talasaliksik at Talaturung Kapampangan (KATATAGAN).
Invited as resource person is Mr. Roland Quiambao, a four-time champion of the Ligligang Parul: The Giant Lantern Festival, whose advocacy of transferring and sharing the ingenuity and technology of their world renowned craft to the young people is in line with the thrusts of the NYFH.
NYFH envisions a Filipino youth that is aware of his or her identity by appreciating its past and drawing inspirations from it. Because he or she treasures everything that constitutes the nation’s soul (culture) and spirit (history), he or she is after the conservation and promotion of these. In doing so, NYFH has a mission of fostering active youth involvement in increasing the community and fellow youth’s awareness of the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, and integrating heritage in various youth programs and initiatives, regardless of professional background and field.
The NYFH is a proud youth program by the youth, of the youth, and for the youth. Its steering group is composed of young men and women who selflessly consecrated their ideas, time, energy, and skills for its success for four years: The young leaders of The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Region 3 Alumni Community of Heroes, Inc., Project Saysay, and Proyekto PH. It is supported by the RFM Foundation, Inc., the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Philippine High School for the Arts.