Koronadal City—The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region-12 has recently completed a total of P6.86 million of different community projects in Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat, an agency official reported Tuesday.
Gemma N. Rivera, DSWD-12 assistant regional director said that three school buildings and a water system projects were completed in different remote villages of Bagumbayan, aiming to reduce poverty of the beneficiary communities.
“The newly completed community projects have benefited at least 1, 754 households in four far flung villages of Bagumbayan that will help improve the quality of life of beneficiaries,” Rivera said in a statement.
Rivera said that new school buildings amounting to P2.03 million each in Daluga and Monteverde, and P1.93 million in South Sepaka were put up, as response to the communities long clamored of classroom congestions and shortages.
In the mountainous far flung village of Sto. Nino, 310 of its households, have now access to potable water with the completion recently of water system project amounting to P866 thousand.
Rivera said that another P3.42 million worth of solar projects in the villages of Sumilil and Kanulay are now on going and target to be completed in the following months that will benefit 393 households.
The projects were built through the one of the DSWD core-protection programs, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services which aims to reduce poverty, improve local governance and empower local communities.
Funded by World Bank, the program employs community-driven development strategy, an approach that gives control of decisions and resources to community groups. (Hilbert T. Estacion, DSWD-12)