SAN ISIDRO, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -The Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently turned over a newly constructed day care center to Barangay Sabangan, San Isidro, Davao del Norte.

Kalahi-CIDSS granted Php 956,529.00 for the construction and fixtures while the municipality provided a Local Counterpart Contribution of Php 67,200.00. 

During the turnover ceremony, the key of responsibility was handed over to the Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC), community volunteers, and parents.

The project was realized through the local residents’ engagement in the local development process of the program. They are the frontline in planning, implementation and management of the project.

With the completion of the project fully furnished with tables, chairs and other fixtures, students will no longer need to walk eight (8) kilometers to reach the nearest school. The new day care center can cater 33 children.

Kalahi-CIDSS is one of the programs of DSWD that uses the Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to empower local communities to undertake their own development projects by actively and directly involving in local governance such as identifying their community needs as well as taking part in implementing projects that will address these needs. (DSWD/Photos by Francis Gerald Salutillo)