Davao City (DSWD XI) -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) has recently conducted its SLP Assembly in some areas in the region including Manay in Davao Oriental, Mawab in Compostela Valley, Padada in Davao del Sur, Sta. Maria in Davao Occidental, Kapalong in Davao del Norte, and Marilog District in Davao City.

An overwhelming attendance of at least 200 people has been documented in each of the said assemblies conducted within April.

With the recent changes to the program’s guidelines, the SLP now adheres to the value of inclusivity. Hence, the program operates in all regions and in all poor provinces, treats all municipalities and barangays as potential areas for implementation, and is open to every Filipino family especially the poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged.

The SLP has lined up more assemblies for the identification of participants and livelihood projects in the coming weeks. All interested participants may approach the assigned DSWD Project Development Officer (PDO) in their area and may inquire of the date and venue of their SLP Assembly.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program aims to enhance the capabilities of poor Filipino households and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities, and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities to help improve their socio-economic well-being. (DSWD)