BISLIG CITY- Members of the Caraga Social Welfare Development- Learning Network (SWD L-Net) members convened for their fourth quarter meeting and conducted learning visits to various centers on November 23-24, 2017.
Hosted by the local government unit of Bislig City, the meeting highlighted the review of the proposed amendment of the Administrative 20 Series of 2005 otherwise known as the Establishment of Social Welfare and Development Learning Network and finalization of the Annual Work and Financial Plan of the network based on its Strategic Plan.
On the second day, the team visited the Bislig City Mini-Learning Commons established within the City Social Welfare and Development Office where the network members excitedly shared their appreciation and inputs/suggestions on how to further improve the learning facility covering its physical appearance, fixtures and materials to be housed.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity given to Bislig LGU to host the SWD L-Net meeting and learning visits as we are happy to showcase our good practices and generate technical assistance from the members on how to enhance our facilities and services offered,” shared by Ms. Letecia M. Yu, CSWD Officer of Bislig.
The group also visited Bislig’s Resource Center for Children with Special Needs (RCSSN), a center-based program that responds to the unique needs of its target clientele via special education. It was patterned from Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TAWAG) Program. The good practices in managing the facility entitled “CHOSEN: Children Hub of Special Education and Nurturing CHILD: Crossing Over Hindrances in Learning and Development” was awarded as one of the winning entries in the Good Practice documentation contest spearheaded by the Knowledge Management Team of DSWD Field Office Caraga.
The last stop was the visit to Bislig’s Organic Agro-Fishery Complex. LGU-Bislig developed the 27-hectare alienable and disposable land for organic farming. Roughly fifteen million pesos (Php 15M) has been allocated to fund the project. With its diverse membership, Caraga SWD L-Net members expressed great appreciate on the educational tour conducted which learning may be replicated in their respective organizations.###(GLEZZATAMBABA-TY/Capacity Building Unit/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)