DSWD welcomes project proposals for Pantawid Pamilya development sessions
QUEZON CITY, July 11, (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is inviting civil society organizations (CSOs) to submit project proposals for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded DSWD-CSO pilot engagement in family development sessions (FDS) and FDS Plus under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
The invitation is open to all CSOs actively involved in community development work in the National Capital Region (NCR), Region I and Caraga.
Fifteen CSOs will be selected to cover the three regions and pilot implementation will start on July 23 to August 23, 2012.
Application forms, terms of reference, eligibility requirements, and related documents essential for the preparation and submission of project proposals are available at the Pantawid Pamilya-National Project Management Office.
The engagement of DSWD, ADB and CSOs in the implementation of the FDS and FDS Plus aims to strengthen promotion of family life among beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya by providing basic knowledge and skills in meeting familial and parental responsibilities.
The program also aims to provide broad grassroots-level interventions to support householdsâ€™ sustainable transition out of poverty and contribute in building community development and participation among household beneficiaries and other members of the community.
The FDS is one of the empowerment components of the Pantawid Pamilya wherein topics including responsible parenthood, financial literacy, livelihood skills, and environmental awareness are discussed among parents of Pantawid beneficiaries. FDS participation is one of the conditions set by the CCT program, and aims to imbibe knowledge, skills and values that would translate to behavioral changes in parent beneficiaries and help improve their quality of life in the long run.
On the implementation of FDS Plus, selected CSOs shall cover at least one type, which includes adult literacy program, livelihood skills training, networking, collective lobbying, community mobilizations, taking part in work related to social welfare, and transition towards sustainable self-reliance.
Deadline of submission is on July 16, 2012 at the concerned DSWD regional office. Interested CSOs may also visit www.dswd.gov.ph or call the Institutional Partnership Division at 9526889. (RJB/LFB/DSWD/PIA-NCR)
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