FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Development Contributions of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials: The Case of Cawayan Linuk, Marantao, Lanao del Sur

Abstract

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), commonly known as the Youth Council, stands as a vital conduit between the youth and the government, symbolizing the acknowledgment of the pivotal role that young individuals play in the nation's development. Positioned as a training ground for future leaders, the SK aims to enhance youth participation in governance. This study aimed to evaluate the perceived development contributions of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials from the perspective of their youth constituents. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, the research employed both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The quantitative component employed a cross-sectional survey design, while the qualitative aspect involved in-depth interviews. The study revealed that youth constituents exhibited a commendable understanding of the structure of the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK) and the powers and functions of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials. Contrastingly, the findings exposed a concerning gap in the knowledge of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials regarding the structure of the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KK) and their powers and functions. Furthermore, the study highlighted a significant disparity between proposed programs and projects by the SK Officials and their actual implementation. Considering these findings, it is imperative to recommend stringent supervision and orientation for Sangguniang Kabataan Officials. This strategic intervention aims to mitigate the risk of neglecting responsibilities due to a lack of knowledge. The study underscores the importance of equipping SK Officials with the necessary understanding to fulfill their roles effectively, ensuring that they contribute meaningfully to the development of the community and nation at large.

Keywords: Development contribution, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), Youth Council, Governance, Philippines

Development Contributions of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials: The Case of Cawayan Linuk, Marantao, Lanao del Sur