131010 My Village Project

‘My Village Project’ Launched; Yona First to Participate

A release from the Governor’s Office w Contact Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467 or Phillip.LeonGuerrero@Guam.gov
““The strength of our island is rooted in the lifelong connections we make in our home villages.  We raise our families there.  We build our dreams for the future there.  Being a part of this community instills pride in our village, our island, and ourselves.  All Guamanians deserve to be proud of their village and proud of a government who recognizes their needs at a grassroots level.  The ‘My Village Project’ goes a long way to show our families that different segments of government — the administration and their mayors and vice mayors, care about helping our families.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Calvo launches “My Village Project”                                                                           
A new initiative from Governor Eddie Baza Calvo will boost village pride and bring needed government services to homes of village residents.  This afternoon, he launched the “My Village Project,” a program the administration will offer to each island mayor over the coming months.
Each month, a different village will be placed in the spotlight, and a variety of activities will be held in the village to address residents’ needs.  They can be as simple as a cleanup at a park, or as comprehensive as a week-long program that will bring government services directly to your door.
This initiative is another example of the Governor and Lt. Governor’s commitment to public service that is convenient, accessible, and meaningful to Guamanians.
Yona is first village to participate, Mayor Ada collaborates with administration
The inaugural village for this project is Yona: the gateway to the south. A variety of programs and activities have been planned collaboratively with Mayor Ken Joe Ada.  These include:
·       Book reading at M.U. Lujan
·       Trick-or-Treat safety tips at St. Francis High School by the Guam Police Department
·       Cleanup of a baseball field with government agencies and Yona softball players
·       Cleanup of an illegal dumpsite through the Islandwide Beautification Task Force’s Adahi i Tano program
·       How to set up a Village Watch meeting by GPD
·       Week-long home visits conducted by government workers. Information will be given about services such as:
o   How to get a GED through Guam Community College
o   How GCC can turn your hobby into a good-paying job
o   How to enroll in programs that will help you get a job
o   How to protect children who are being abused by their parents, and
o   How to treat and beat addiction to drugs

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