DSWD conducts orientation to newly hired community workers

Zamboanga City- More than a hundred newly hired community development workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-9 attended recently a two-day pre-deployment orientation to acquaint them with their tasks and duties.

Attending the said orientation were Area Coordinators, Community Technical Facilitators (Engineers), Community Financial Facilitators and Community Empowerment Facilitators who were hired under the Kalahi CIDSS-National Community Driven Development Program (NCDDP) of the  DSWD.

They will soon be deployed to the different target municipalities in the region to implement the NCDDP in coordination with the municipal and barangay local government units. They are also tasked with providing technical assistance to the community volunteers.

DSWD-9 in a news statement said “the two-day orientation tackled the processes, features and basic principles of the program. Aside from this, pre-entry activities and the technicalities of the program implementation were also briefly discussed.”

The said orientation was the first in a row, as two more batches will be conducted in the cities of Pagadian and Dipolog.

The DSWD news statement further disclosed that a total of 46 Area Coordinators, 46 Engineers, 46 MFAs and 248 CEF were hired, and are scheduled to be deployed in first week of October after undergoing an extensive training and orientation on the program.

Kalahi CIDSS-NCDDP is an expansion of the Community Driven Development (CDD) strategy that has been proven effective by the Kalahi-CIDSS Program for over 10 years. The program rests on the main objectives of empowering the communities, improve local governance and reduce poverty. (FPG/JPA/PIA-9)