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DSWD forges partnership with Emar College for residents’ education

(Davao City) — To formally commence the implementation of formal education in multi-grade levels for the residents of the Home for Girls and Women, OIC-Regional Director Grace Q. Subong, representing DSWD XI, and Ms. Ma. Lita Montalban, School President of the Emar Human and Environmental College, Inc. (EHEC), sign a memorandum of agreement on February 27, 2020 at the Ritz Hotel, Davao City.

In the agreement, the EHEC will provide two (2) teachers to conduct daily classes inside the center for elementary, high school, and senior high school levels.

On the other hand, DSWD will provide the residents with the necessary learning materials, uniform, school bags, and classrooms for the conduct of the same.

The Home for Girls and Women, located at Jail Road, Maa, Davao City, presently shelters fifty-five (55) women and children in especially difficult circumstances with the end goal of eventually reintegrating them to their families and to the communities.

The partnership is effective until February 2025. (DSWD XI)

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DSWD continues to provide assistance to individuals in crisis

The Department of Social Welfare and Development leads in the provision of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) in the region through the Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU).

The services under AICS include medical, educational, transportation, burial, food, and cash assistance for other support services to individuals and families who are indigent, vulnerable, disadvantaged, in crisis, or in any difficult situation. 

Clients who may want to avail of these services shall only bring the documentary requirements for each assistance either to the DSWD Regional Office in Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City or Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) satellite offices located in Brgy. Mintal, Tagum City, Digos City, Mati City, Nabunturan, and Malita.

These offices operate on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or as long as clients are inside the premise of the Office and shall abide to the “no noon break” policy.

The list of requirements is available in the DSWD offices mentioned and is also posted in the official DSWD XI website.

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DSWD, partners to lead observance of 2020 Adoption Consciousness Celebration

To celebrate the unconditional love between parents and their adopted children, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in partnership with different national government agencies (NGAs), child-placement institutions, and child-caring institutions will lead the observance of the 2020 Adoption Consciousness Celebration (ACC).

With the theme, “Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin! (Spread Unconditional Love through Legal Adoption),” the celebration aims to promote legal adoption as an expression of unconditional love and support to abandoned, neglected, and surrendered children.

The theme also encourages families to undergo legal adoption in order to protect the welfare of adopted children. The legal adoption process will also ensure the safety, security, and best interest of the adoptive children.

The Department, with members of the Association of Child Caring Agencies of the Philippines (ACCAP), will open Adoption Help Desk at the SM Mall, Ecoland, Davao City on February 8 and 9.

The Adoption Resource and Referral Section (ARRS) will also hold a Convention of Adoptive Families and Children on February 22 and an Orientation on Republic Act 11222 or the “Simulated Birth Rectification Act” on February 26 t0 28.

DSWD invites the public to join the celebration and promote the legal adoption advocacy in social media through the hashtags, “#adoptionislove” and “#legaladoption” this February. (DSWD XI)

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