Three women from Iloilo province in the Philippines were awarded by the United States Department of State with the 2019 Professional Fellowships.
Czarinnah “Ching” Araneta, Noreen Marian Bautista, and Juvelyn “Juby” Boniba-Pamonag were honored for completing the Spring 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative-Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI-PFP).
The three Filipinos joined the YSEALI program for 200 young professionals from around the world. The Ilonggas were chosen from among thousands of applications from Southeast Asia.
The Filipino women leaders completed a fully-funded and individually-tailored professional exchange in the U.S. in the areas of Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, and Environment Sustainability reports The Daily Guardian.
Ching Araneta, Bridging Leadership Formation Manager for the Zuellig Family Foundation in Manila, went on the YSEALI program with Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota to learn about the civic engagement work for inclusive healthcare access.
Noreen Bautista, of Connected Women and Global Shapers Iloilo, worked with Chemeketa Small Business Development Center in Salem, Oregon to learn how to enable economic empowerment through public-private collaborations.
Juby Boniba-Pamonag, the Senior Economic Development Specialist for the National Economic and Development Authority-Region VI, was in the City of Albany, Oregon to learn about sustainable development practices.
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