The Department of Social Welfare and Development Caraga recently launched advocacy materials to strengthen the implementation of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program. The materials were unveiled/launched during the Regional Monday convocation on June 5, 2017 at the DSWD Caraga regional office.

The materials launched were Bidlisiw (Ray of Light), a coffee table book with photo stories and the 2nd volume of Kabilin (Inheritance), a compendium of success stories of the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS in the region. OIC Regional Director Mita Chuchi Lim was on hand to lead the unveiling together with other management officers and Kalahi-CIDSS specialists.

The materials showcase the wonderful stories of communities in Caraga who benefited from the implementation of the program. The different stakeholders, most especially the community volunteers have paved the way for progress and development to happen through their perseverance, optimism and extraordinary efforts in their participation in the program’s implementation.

The advocacy materials tell the story of the community volunteers’ journey towards empowerment and their valuable contribution to realize their community projects through the program. The materials would not just serve the purpose of informing the people of the impact of the program but also to encourage more interaction and partnerships with the different partner stakeholders of the program.

Above all, the program hopes that the advocacy materials would immortalize the impact of Community-Driven Development (CDD) especially in the transformation of lives of the communities and the other stakeholders. ### MARKO DAVEY D. REYES/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga

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