CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Sept. 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provincial field office here has announced that they have started their payout for the educational assistance to students in crisis situations.
This was learned during PIA’s “Huruhimangraw sa Panginudto” radio program over Radyo Pilipinas- Catarman on September 7.
Lucila L. Montilla, social welfare and development (SWAD) team leader, said that the educational assistance is available to students who are in crisis situation such as working students, breadwinners of the family, children of solo parents, unemployed parents, those experiencing calamities and orphans, child of a distress OFW, child of a parents with HIV, and victims of abuse and calamity.
She said the education aid under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program provides financial aid for elementary kids an amount of P1,000 each, high school - P2,000, senior high school - P3,000 and P4,000 for college and vocational students.
Montilla stressed that students who wish to apply for the cash assistance will no longer be entertained as walk-in clients, instead applicants need to register online through the DSWD educational assistance registration link, QR Code, or through the website to make a booking to submit the needed documents.
She added that qualified applicants will be informed through a text message and only those with confirmation are advised to queue at the payout center to avoid overcrowding on Saturdays.
Only two documentary requirements needed to avail the program such as school ID, valid ID of the parent or guardian, enrollment certificates/registration document, and statement of account indicating the name of school and the student.
The SWAD team leader also advised applicants to follow the DSWD Eastern Visayas Facebook page for them to be updated of the latest development.
As of this writing some 2,957 students have already availed of the program which is designed to help people in difficult situations. (MMP/TBC/PIA Northern Samar)