• EDD participation year: 2019
  • Country: Philippines

Val is the Executive Director and Founder of the Association of Young Environmental Journalists in the Philippines. Their flagship project is “Camp SEWI: Student’s Environmental Writing Initiative”, a youth-led capacity-building training workshop on environmental journalism and stewardship for university journalists all over Negros Oriental, Philippines. This project has trained over 50 young university journalists across 5 universities in the region. Val also helped change the university publication policy to include environmental topics in its editorial agenda. He has been named part of the ‘Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations in the Philippines 2019’ and ‘2nd Negros Young Heroes: Gawad Parangal sa Kabataan 2019’. Val has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.


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