Compostela, Compostela Valley – The KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently conducted a Financial Management System Training for the new Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) treasurers and bookkeepers from the 16 targeted barangays here.
Initiated by the KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP Area Coordinating Team of
Compostela town, the activity intends to accelerate volunteers’
development in managing financial transactions and reports for KALAHI
CIDSS-NCDDP sub-project implementation.
Further, it aims to intensify the training and capacity-building of
the community in inclusive local planning, budgeting and implementation.
“We did not source out facilitators from the regional staff of
KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP. The resource persons in the said activity are old
KALAHI volunteers who are skilled and knowledgeable with the task,”
shares Jackie Ruta, Area Coordinator of KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP in
Maezy Jacinto, one of the resource persons and a KALAHI-CIDSS
volunteer for nearly 3 years is immensely thankful for the opportunity
“Usahay, kung kabalo ka na mas taas og posisyon sa imo ang magtudlo,
maulaw ka mangutana sa imong wala nasabtan. Pero tungod kay pareho ra
og posisyon ang mga mutudlo ug kauban ra sa komunidad, mas dali
mangutana sa ilang kapunongan. (Sometimes when facilitators hold
higher positions than we do, we feel hesitant to ask questions. But if
you are on the same level, it’s easy to ask and speak
namo ang pagbag-o kay gitabangan mi sa gobyerno nga molambo ang among
kaalam pinaagi sa mga aktibidades nga ilang gitudlo ug gitabang sa amoa
(We can change for the better because the government helped us improve
our knowledge through various capacity-building activities), Jacinto
Ruta pointed out they are now able to submit their transaction
documents on time and are already capable of training new volunteers in
the barangays. “We have just taught basic procurement and budgeting
procedures to a total of 60 BSPMC treasurers from the 16 barangays
KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP (National Community-Driven Development Program), a
scale up of KALAHI-CIDSS, is a poverty reduction program of the
National Government implemented by DSWD.
In 2014, it targets to cover 16 municipalities in Region XI, namely;
Maco, Monkayo, Nabunturan, Pantukan, New Bataan, Boston, Manay,
Tarragona, Governor Generoso, San Isidro, Caraga, Cateel, Kapalong, New
Corella, Malita, and Compostela.
To date, a total of 51 KC-NCDDP sub-projects have been completed in
Compostela. Another six sub-projects will be constructed for the
4th cycle of KALAHI CIDSS PAMANA, and six classroom building
sub-projects through KALAHI CIDSS Australian AID. (DSWD/Julie Ace Brandon F. Ramos/ccd)