By Michael Umaming and Cherry D. Kiaw
The Regional Development Council recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the regional Department of Social Welfare and Development to reach out to the beneficiaries of the conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in the region in its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on Cordillera Regional Autonomy.
The CCT also known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is an anti-poverty program which provides conditional grants to poor families as their incentives to avail of health and education services of government.
The CCT is also a centerpiece program of the current administration with DSWD as the lead agency.
The project, with a total cost of Php 500,000.00 is entitled DSWD-CAR Multi-Sector IEC for the Grassroots. It will discuss regional autonomy to the 2,200 groups of 25-30 CCT beneficiaries throughout the region which hold a monthly Family Development Session (FDS) every month.
A component of the project is the preparation and reproduction of modules to be used in discussing regional autonomy. While there were already some prepared modules on the topic, they shall be reviewed to suit the characteristics of CCT beneficiaries.
Another component is the training of speakers which shall come among CCT workers.
The trained speakers shall be deployed simultaneously to the various FDS in the region.
The project shall be implemented within the remaining months of the year.#