By Helen Castaño | 10:16 PM September 15, 2022

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Erwin Tulfo graced the turned over of school buildings and isolation facility and payout of livelihood cash assistance in Bohol province on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Tulfo unveiled the 2-classroom building worth P2.5 million for Estaca Integrated High School together in Pilar town with DSWD Field Office VII Regional Director Shalaine Marie Lucero, Bohol Governor Erico Aristotle Aumentado, Vice Governor Victor Balite, Mayor Wilson Pajo and other local officials in Pilar town.

Catagdaan Integrated High School and Lundag Integrated High School have also classroom buildings.

The educational facilities were funded under Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay (KKB) of DSWD Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program.

These sub-projects were identified by the community as their priority needs during their conducted Participatory Situational Analysis (PSA). It was then proposed to address the lack of classrooms, the distance of a school from their area, and the increase of enrollees of these three schools.

Community volunteers expressed their gratitude for the project given to them because their younger generation will finally gain accessible education in their area. Parents Teachers and Community Association will lead in the operation and maintenance of the facility.

The school buildings are equipped with a complete amenity including a gender-separate and a Person with Disability (PWD) comfort rooms.

During the ceremony, chiefs villages and parents-teachers federated presidents highlighted the essence of building schools closer to the community to give them better access to education and more learning opportunities.

The turned over was also witnessed by schools district supervisor Antonio Buaya, Ph. D. of the Department of Education.

KALAHI-CIDSS is one of the government’s flagship poverty alleviation programs, which uses the community-driven development approach. It is designed to reduce poverty by empowering citizens and bringing back the power to them to decide on development projects that will answer the need for basic services in their communities.

After the turned-over of the classroom buildings, Tulfo also graced the turned-over of the isolation facility in Barangay Poblacion.

He also attended the livelihood asssistance grant payout in Carmen town.
They were welcomed by Mayor Che Toribio-Delos Reyes.

There were 144 beneficiaries who received P15,000 as livelihood assistance.

By Bohol Island News

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