|DSWD Belen Gebusion|
Western Visayas DSWD officer, Belen P. Gebusion, in-charged in Provincial Link Negros Cluster 4Ps lauded the respective school principals for their alert and active participation on said survey.
She expounded the rudiments of 4Ps social assistance and development through a PowerPoint presentation.
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is one of the responses of the Philippine government to the challenge of achieving the millennium development goals (MDG).
These goals are:
1. Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieving universal primary education
3. Promoting gender equality.
4. Reducing child mortality.
5. Improving maternal health.
She also enlightened the school heads and principals who are in attendance the importance of the survey for the implementation of this program as far as the enrollment of the pupils is concerned.
She believed that the Department of Education (DepEd) would have the significant contribution for the success of this program. The implementation of this program is good when the school principals is supporting this.
Earlier, Regina Dativo, SW0 3, Negros South cluster solicited reactions, remarks, experiences from the participants on the granting of school certification to the children-beneficiary, their regular attendance in the school as a basic information needed.
Objectives of supply side assessment are to assess the present condition, define the gaps and needs and secure the commitment.
One thousand seven hundred beneficiaries/grantees are in La Carlota.
These grantees have undergone the 4Ps program cycle, to wit:
1. Selection of provinces and municipalities
2. Supply side assessment
3. Selection of households
4. Organization of assemblies for validation of households
5. Family registry preparation
6. First payment
7. Verification of compliance with conditions
8. Second and succeeding payments
The school heads are looking forward for the success of this program for they're optimistic that the school drop-outs will be eliminated, 100% school completion and retention rate be attained within a year and the succeeding years.