QUEZON CITY, Feb. 6 (PIA) -- A Regional Convergence Action Team (RCAT) was created in Mimaropa to serve as an oversight committee in the implementation of Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services or KALAHI-CIDSS, Pantawid Pamilya and SEA-K program, under the support of the Sectoral Committee on Social Development of the Regional Development Council (RDC). This aimed to improve and harmonize the delivery of social services to communities.
The KALAHI-CIDSS municipalities have served Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries on programmed projects and education in compliance with the education and health conditions of the program. Last year, several KALAHI-CIDSS municipalities were chosen as venue of the convergence caravan in the region.
The caravan gave way to testimonials of the beneficiaries of the program. A volunteer of KALAHI-CIDSS, a parent-Leader for the Pantawid Pamilya and a member of the SEA-K from San Jose, Romblon, attested that she was proud to be a recipient of the three programs and that her efforts definitely paid off.
The convergence strategy at the Mimaropa region has proven the real essence of convergence because of the efforts of the institution to provide social services and how people participate to such programs. With its goal to uplift people from poverty and empower them in the process has been the basic element to consider that the convergence strategy is working in Region 4B.
After six years of KALAHI-CIDSS across the Mimaropa region, it has transformed the physical landscape of the region and also made a difference in the mindset of people towards poverty. Aimed to reduce poverty through improved local governance and empowerment of communities, it has proved its much needed attention with the number of people speaking about the project.
More stories of empowerment and uplifting people from poverty will continue to be heard from these people as the KALAHI-CIDSS opens new municipalities across the region. (PIA/DOS/Jiezl Claveria/Mimaropa)