Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities.
DGE Go said “To the best of our ability, we as Rotary members, our partners, and other volunteers are committed to safeguard the children and young people with whom we come into contact and we commit to protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.”
“To ensure that Rotary’s commitment to fostering environments that are safe and positive for young people and free from discrimination and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, I have appointed RTN. KATRINA MORDENO as the YOUTH SERVICE PROTECTION OFFICER of District 3870,” she added.
Atty Mordeno will also serve simultaneously as the DISTRICT LEGAL CONSULTANT.
RTN KATRINA MORDENO is a lawyer by profession and is currently the President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Misamis Oriental Chapter. She belongs to the Rotary Club of Kalayaan Cagayan de Oro.
“Thank you very much, Atty. Kat, for accepting the appointment! Truly appreciate your willingness to be part of the District Leadership Team, DGE Go concluded.
The Role of YPO in Rotary
Rotary International is a global organization that brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and promote goodwill. The organization has a strong commitment to youth protection and provides a safe environment for young people who participate in its programs.
The Youth Protection Officer (YPO) is a designated individual within Rotary International who is responsible for ensuring that all youth programs are conducted in accordance with the organization’s youth protection policies. The YPO is the primary point of contact for all matters related to youth protection within Rotary International and is responsible for overseeing training and compliance with these policies.
The YPO is also responsible for investigating any allegations of misconduct or abuse involving youth within Rotary International programs. In such cases, the YPO works closely with law enforcement and child protection agencies to ensure that appropriate action is taken to protect the victim and prevent future incidents.
Overall, the Youth Protection Officer plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and secure environment for young people who participate in Rotary International programs. ###
District Governor Elect Gilda “Gigi” Go, Rotary District 3870