Smiles of hope are painted on the face of these children as they continue to benefit from the services of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous People (MCCT-IP).They are inspired to be counted in the new successes of the program and to become new agents of hope to their brethren and to their tribe.

This as well inspires the workers in reaching out to our Lumad brethren living in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) to ensure that DSWD’s frontline service brand called compassionate service is felt. The Department’s programs and services especially the MCCT-IP known to be the Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program is able to reach Sitio Bato, a one and half day walk from Barangay Tina, the center of trade of the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

With the continuing operation of the program in Sitio Bato, significant increase of number of enrollees in school has been documented###(RYAN MALBAS TAPAYAN/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)