BUTUAN CITY-The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Protective Services Unit (PSU) recently conducted the Simultaneous People’s Organizations Meeting for 1st Semester CY 2017 on April 18, 2017 at Goat 2 Geder, this city.

Wilma Geralla (on yellow long sleeve) sit in with the Senior Citizens during the breakout session

Members and officers who attended the meeting are the Federation of Pagasa Youth Association (PYA), Regional Federation of Senior Citizens Association (REFESCA), and Caraga Federation of Persons with Disabilities Inc. (CARFEDPWD).

This consultation dialogue aims to strengthen and capacitate the People’s Organizations with updated information and awareness on matters that are related to the promotion of their rights, social protection and inclusion of the social development program.

Wilma Geralla, SC/PWDs focal person, hopes that the consultation dialogue will encourage the sectoral organization to participate and involve in the decision making process as well as to conduct productive activities in order to sustain the organization.

Representatives from CARFEDPWD present their 2016 accomplishments

During the breakout session, each group delivered their 2016 accomplishment as well as discussed issues and concern in the implementation of their respective programs and services.

Also, part of the activity is the oath-taking of the members of CARFEDPWD together with their newly-elected President, Pablo Manding.

The DSWD has already institutionalized the conduct of the said activity every semester. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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