4Ps exit program to introduce work

Subscribe Now September 11, 2011 at 09:30pm

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Davao said it will provide sustainable employability to graduating beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). "This will be an exit activity for them, beneficiaries, in order for them to sustain their economic status," DSWD-Davao Director Ester Acebedo-Versoza said during Friday's convergence caravan at the University of Immaculate Concepcion.

DSWD will partner with the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Public Works and Highways in providing possible employment to the beneficiaries.

"We have 94 clients that are ready to be engaged in different activities that these agencies will be providing them," Versoza said.

The following employment opportunities will help with the day care center repairs, barangay health centers, and drainage cleaning.

Meanwhile, Versoza clarified they have not heard of any news that the program will be only be until 2015 for lack of budget.

"It is not true because we will be just waiting for the budget and there are no pronouncements yet that the program is due to end soon," Versoza said.

The convergence caravan is an initiative of the Area-Based Standard Network (ABSNet), which helps other non-government organizations in facilitating the registration, licensing and subsequent accreditation of their programs and services with the DSWD.

Versoza assured the audience that politicians cannot use the program for any political agenda. He clarified that they merely invited some politicians to be part of their activity.

"We invited other politicians too to help in providing skills training to the beneficiaries that may use for their livelihood," Versoza said, referring to Representative Karlo Nograles, who has been invited to speak during Friday's activity.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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