by Krystal Paco
Guam - Following the success of the My Village program which launched last month in the village of Yona, the program continues, this time in the historic village of Inarajan.
Village mayor Doris Flores Lujan said, "We asked the senior citizens if they're willing to learn the basic computer and they are so excited and anxious that 12 of them have signed up and they're ready to take the challenge."
But that's not all. Inarajan residents who may have fallen short of garnering their high school diploma can work towards their GED this month too. "We are reaching out to those people who have signed up to have their GED tests and there are 12 of them and we're going to work collaboratively with GCC," she said.
And for the overall community, there's something for you too as Lujan hopes to prepare residents for the worst, specifically natural disasters and tsunami warnings when villagers are forced to evacuate their beachside homes for higher ground.
The mayor said, "What I also want to do is have an emergency disaster preparedness for the community in case we have a natural disaster and it will consists of my staff the Inarajan Municipal Planning Committee the youth and other volunteers within the community and of course Homeland Security is going to provide us the basics in life saving and emergency response."
All of this and more is set for this month at the newly restored Inarajan Community Center.
"Senator McCreadie is donating gym equipment here. GTA has offered free internet access and we're looking for donors for laptops so we can have our youths come in and use the internet after school hours," she said.
Inarajan marks the second village to participate in the My Village project, an initiative aimed at shining the spotlight on different villages monthly as well as address their needs.
From village beautification to safety or education, the program brings government services directly to your door.