KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato — Thousands of women covered by government’s anti-poverty program joined the world in marking the annual International Women’s Day on Monday, a senior official of Department of Social Welfare and Development said.
Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, DSWD regional director, reported that women beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer program accross South Cotabato province participated in the celebration of International Womens Day held at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Complex.
“Aside from empowering them in terms of their rights, we are now working with the Department of Education to train them under Alternative Learning System program,” Taha said.
ALS is a free education program implemented by the Department of Education.
“We call on all women to rally behind the government’s effort to curve poverty,” DSWD 12 assistant regional director Gemma Rivera said.
International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future, is celebrated on March 8th across the world. (End)