The signing of memorandum of agreement by the officials of the DSWD XI and Amya Polytechnic College [left] and DSWD XI and Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children [right].

Davao City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office XI (DSWD XI) has partnered with two non-government organizations (NGO) to help in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the city. 

Ms. Jocelyn Sasuman, Officer-In-Charge of the Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children, Inc. and Ms. Mary Ann C. Pia, Executive Director of the Amya Polytechnic College, signed separate memoranda of agreement with DSWD XI Regional Director Raquel E. Nuñez to effect the partnership.

While the Department will provide technical assistance to the  organizations, such as coaching and mentoring in line with the implementation of the 4Ps, the Luna Legal Resource Center for Women and Children, Inc. will conduct community education on prevailing laws on women and children; hold activities to raise awareness and enhance the skills of social workers who shall serve as partners in the protection and promotion of women and children’s rights; facilitate paralegal and psychosocial referral interventions for women and children victim-survivors; and monitor the progress of both 4Ps staff and beneficiaries.

On the other hand, Amya Polytechnic College will provide assistance in the monitoring of the performances of senior high school and college student beneficiaries; conduct livelihood training and programs; and will also provide scholarship grants for the same.

These forged partnerships are in line with 4Ps’ establishment of networks and formation of convergence with other stakeholders to facilitate additional support services for the improvement of the well-being of program beneficiaries.

The 4Ps is the major poverty reduction of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to the poorest of the poor, to improve the health, nutrition, and the education of children aged 0-18. ###