KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato — The Department of Education will mobilize women covered by government’s anti-poor program for the expansion of a learning program in remote villages of Central Mindanao.
DepED 12 Resource Mobilization and Special Events Dvision (RMSSED) and Alternative Learning System (ALS) chief Dr. Melinda Rivera reported Monday her agency recently trained parent leaders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the town of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato as part of their campaign in fighting poverty.
“We are thankful with the Deparment of Social Welfare and Development for working with us. The Parent leaders will play significant role in terms of expanding our ALS,” she said.
“Our mission is simple. We train the parent leaders for them to teach their fellow members in the Pantawid Pamilya program how to read, write and compute,” she added.
ALS is a free education program implemented by the Department of Education.
Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, DSWD 12 regional director, said that the latest development only shows the agency’s program, also known as Conditional Cash Transfer, is not a dole out project.
“We are even concern how our beneficiaries can help each others,” she said.
Juliet Clavel, CCT project coordinator, said the newly trained Parent leaders under ALS will work closely with Deped’s assigned mobile teachers in their villages.
Gemma Rivera, DSWD 12 assistant regional director and CCT project manager, said around 37,957 IPs, 36,232 women, are currently covered by CCT. (End)