DSWD Caraga launches SLP Product Catalogue
BUTUAN CITY – In time with the ‘Korambusan’ 2015 celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga also launched the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Product Catalogue/Brochure on Monday at the department’s regional office here.
“In this catalogue, locally-made products by our SLP beneficiaries in Caraga region are featured and it will be made known not only in our region but also in other parts of the country,” disclosed DSWD-Caraga regional director Minda Brigoli.
Brigoli also recognized the active involvement of the women SLP beneficiaries from the different provinces of Caraga in the continuous production of the different crafts with quality.
The SLP is a community-based program which provides capacity building to improve the program participants’ socio-economic status. First, its supports microenterprises to become organizationally and economically viable. Second, it links participants to employment opportunities.
Meanwhile, Hanz Ulrich Krause, German International Cooperation (GIZ) Civil Peace Service Consultant, who graced said activity shared his experiences and memories working with DSWD-Caraga during its five years of partnership in the region. He also presented various activities and endeavors of GIZ and DSWD, as well as the Training Manual on Peace Building and Conflict Transformation. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga)