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"My Village" project kicks off in Yona

by Jolene Toves

Guam - In an effort to bring programs and services directly to the people, Governor Eddie Calvo recently announced the launch of the My Village program, with the effort kicking-off in Yona.

"We are taking a look at some of the serious issues involving Yona, for example, just like other villages there's some break-ins that are happening you want to raise awareness for the community," explained Yona mayor Ken Joe Ada.  He says his village faces a number of challenges, among them poverty, teenage pregnancy and unemployment

Ada is hopeful the My Village project will address some of the issues. "What we are trying to do is get a data base and fill that up with information and approach each and identify these areas of needs so that way the Governor's Office and my office can address them accordingly," he said.

Ada says the My Village project really aims to bring vital resources and information directly to his constituents. "What we want to do is link the problem to the department that works with the problem for example poverty we might want to get more public health seminars out here so we might want to make the community center available for the department of public health to do their outreach," he said.

To find out more about the outreach programs coming to your village contact your village mayor's office. 

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