Butuan City- One hundred twenty-one (121) field workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga joins this week at Dotties Place, Butuan City a training on the KALAHI CIDSS-National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) implementation.

pre test act training
The participants focus on their papers as they answer the pre-test conducted by the training team.

As reported, the main goal of the activity is to equip the community workers in implementing KC-NCDDP in accordance with the guidelines set in their respective areas of assignment.

Participating workers are staff of the Area Coordinating Team (ACT) deployed in San Jose, Hinatuan, Jabonga, Dapa, Marihatag, San Francisco (AdS), Las Nieves, Sison, Cagdianao, Bacuag, Basilisa, Carmen, Carrascal, and Socorro.

Deputy Regional Program Manager Ester V. Villamor said that the activity is conducted for the field staff to understand the KC-NCDDP context including its framework, principles, elements, processes, and structures.

“This training will be conducted in five (5) days scheduled on September 16-21, 2014 and the participants will be divided into three (3) classes.” said Villamor.

She also quipped that staff from the Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) will be the resource persons and process facilitators.

ardo delivers her welcome message
Assistant Regional Director for Operations Mita G. Lim welcomes the participants of the 1st Batch ACT Training.

Assistant Regional Director for Operations Mita G. Lim also bared that the said training is purposed to convene all the field workers for the roll-out of the program.

“KC-NCDDP invests in the human capital that is why it is our objective to train with enough skills and knowledge our front liners and prime movers in the field as they will be representing the Department,” stated Lim.

According to Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli, the methodologies to be used in the training are participatory approach and based on the adult-learning principle.

“The 5-day training will involve simulations, practical sessions and demonstrations, group and individual exercises, case analyses, and lectures,” added Brigoli.

KC-NCDDP was recently launched in the regional level on September 3, 2014 at Almont Hotel and Inland Resort, Butuan City. The program is set for implementation from 2014 to 2019 in high poverty incident-municipalities and Yolanda-affected towns. It is the scaling-up of the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach which is anchored on the participatory, transparency, and accountability principles.

The over-all objective of the program is to provide poor communities access to services and increase their participation in more inclusive local planning, budgeting, and implementation.

The next batches for the KC-NCDDP ACT trainings are scheduled on September 22-26,2014 in Surigao City, and on September 29 – October 3, 2014 in Butuan City. ###(Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)