Over two hundred participants gathered during the Membership Orientation Seminar (M.O.S) and Islamic Values Transformation conducted for the Irrigators Association of Kabulnan River Irrigation System (RIS) held on September 17, 2016 at Mamasapano Gymnasium, Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Spearheaded by the Irrigation Development Section of Kabulnan and Talayan RISs, said activity was conducted for the farmer-beneficiaries to remind them that values and attitudes greatly affect the performance of a certain entity or organization.
The Islamic Values Transformation Seminar aimed at enhancing knowledge, appreciation, and practice of Islamic Values that will help the farmer-beneficiaries to embody the right attitudes and values not only in their own personal works but also in their organization in particular. It also intended to inculcate the guiding principle or standards of behavior necessary for the development of the concerned stakeholders in the community to effect change and progress especially in irrigation.
Among the Resource Speakers of the said seminar were Ustadz Zainal Abidin Salinugen, Ustadz Abi Nuguiman, Ustadz Abdulmauti Usman and Ustadz Mohalidin Musa who discussed different values based on the verses of the Holy Qur’an and the teachings of Islam in relation to the importance of right distribution of water among neighbors, being transparent, and having the right attitudes and approaches as a leader in leading the community in general.
Moreover, a Membership Orientation Seminar was also conducted during the activity. Roles, duties and responsibilities of Irrigators Associations were the topics of the seminar among others. Said seminar was facilitated by the Senior Water Resource Facilities Technicians of Kabulnan and Talayan RISs, respectively.
The Values Transformation Seminar was actively participated in not only by the members of the Irrigators Association but also by their spouses and relatives, and said activity will be conducted all throughout the month of September of CY 2016.