Non-Government Organization (NGO) Molte Aries of San Fernando City, La Union ties up for  the third time with  DSWD through Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Family Development Sessions.

A project worth Php 104,466.50 was presented in a Memorandum on Agreement  (MOA) Signing  held at DSWD Field Office -01  with Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo and Molte Aries Executive Officer Aurora G. Jucar.

‘With this continuous partnership with DSWD , we see our growth as an NGO by improving our strategies in service delivery and by knowing more our poor clienteles,” Ms. Jucar revealed. The Family Development Session  (FDS) is a sharing of good values among the less fortunate fellowmen, Jucar added.

‘We should not take FDS very lightly because this is a vital component involving behavioral change, the ‘cash grant’ will end but the change in the  lives of these families will remain as their shield and tool in their fight to poverty,” Jucar relayed.

FDS as social preparation

Molte Aries is a NGO registered and accredited by DSWD that provides basic social services geared towards sustainable livelihood of poor families.

As revealed, the regular FDS instigates behavioral change among the poor families. Transformation is the basic step to development. “Pag may pagbabago, hindi na kami matatakot na mabigay ng assistance (with evident change, we are no longer anxious to provide financial assistance).”

The FDS is very a good social preparation strategy prior to providing the livelihood assistance. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are willing to learn, although hopelessness is mirrored in their faces, Jucar further mentioned.

Pantawid Pamilya partnership with CSOs

As mentioned by Dir. Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo, Molte Aries is among the 86 civil society organizations (CSOs) that formalized partnership with DSWD in pursuit of the Aquino Administration’s directive to involve them in promoting transparency and accountability. With continuous mutual sharing of skills, transfer of technology and resource augmentation, Pantawid Pamilya will attain its goal of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty by investing on human capital development (health and education).  (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Regional Information Officer)