A Program that introduces community-driven development, Kalahi-CIDSS of the DSWD also promotes social safeguards to ensure that its operation will not be detrimental to the people whom it serves, particularly the indigenous peoples of the 11 municipalities where Kalahi-CIDSS is currently implemented. DSWD Field Office 1 Assistant Regional Director for Operations Marlene Febes D. Peralta, continue reading : Kalahi-CIDSS strengthens partnership with NCIP
Sacrificing her time for Kalahi-CIDSS, Aida G. Sagayo, 41 years old, a Project Preparation Team (PPT) member from Barangay Wallayan, Bagulin, La Union is not disheartened even if their barangay was not prioritized in the recently conducted Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum-Participatory Resource Allocation (MIBF-PRA). A farmer, wife, and mother of four, Aida does not count what continue reading : Change beyond vision –Empowerment
Bringing development to the communities of Burgos, Pangasinan through Community – Driven Development (CDD), the Municipality, with a total grant of P7,326,000 for development projects, has identified five infrastructure sub-projects benefiting five of the 14 barangays in Burgos. One deep well water system and four access roads were prioritized by the Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteers to continue reading : Kalahi-CIDSS funded infrastructure projects in Pangasinan identified.
Five infrastructure sub-project proposals from the empowered communities of the Municipality of Pugo, La Union were recently prioritized to be funded by DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS’ Program. With a total of P6.6M municipal grant allocation for Pugo for 2015, a Barangay Health Station, Day Care Center,2 School Buildings, and an access road will be constructed in Pugo. continue reading : First Kalahi-CIDSS sub-project prioritization conducted in Pugo, La Union
Supporting the concept of social inclusiveness of the DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS as a program of the Philippine government to alleviate poverty through community-driven development, the inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) improvement of well-being is a part of the goal of the Program. Through the social and community organization activities lead by Kalahi-CIDSS such as barangay continue reading : DSWD upholds culture-sensitive program implementation through Kalahi-CIDSS
An advocate of development through quality primary education for the children of Guilong, Alilem, Ilocos Sur, 28-year old Christopher L. Daz, a single primary school teacher, finds the realization of his advocacy by being a Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteer. Working in the academe for five years, he has seen the need to improve the delivery of continue reading : Building literacy towards development through Kalahi-CIDSS
“Ang pagkakaintindi ko ng empowerment ay ‘yong nandito kami sa liblib pero naipaparating namin sa gobyerno ang mga hinaing na akala namin ay hindi na maririnig (The way I understand empowerment is that we are here in the outlying areas but we are still able to deliver our needs and sentiments to the government which continue reading : Knowledge – seed to empowerment
“Hindi hadlang ang aking kapansanan sa commitment ko sa Kalahi-CIDSS (My disability is not a hindrance to my commitment to Kalahi-CIDSS)”, says Benigno L. Javier, Jr., 51, married and a Kalahi-CIDSS Barangay Representation Team (BRT) volunteer. Differently abled since age 3 due to polio complications, Mang Benigno never considered himself any less among his peers continue reading : Capabilities of a disability