Caritas Christi urget nos!
(by: Mrs. Herminia Danao)
In working with ChildFund Philippines for the Province of Apayao, particularly for the Municipality of Luna and Flora, under the ChildProTECT Project, the SPUP Community Development Center Foundation, Inc. (SPUPCDCFI) conducted a three-day training on Sponsorship Management for its program volunteers consisting of Child Development Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and Barangay Officials on October 24-26, 2017 at SPUP Mo. Madeleine Hall and Global Center. The training aimed at heightening knowledge on the programs and services of the Country Office for the disadvantaged, secluded and underprivileged IP children and their families.
Dr. Agripina B. Maribbay (VP Acadamics, SPUP) graced the occasion with her Opening and Closing Remarks which highlighted appreciation of the Country Office’ partnership with SPUPCDCFI in its vision to attain better communities in the Province of Apayao whose children, youth and families are assisted to become secure, healthy, educated and responsible members.
Mrs. Noemi T. Cabaddu (Director, SPUP CES) also explained the vision, mission, goal, programs and services of the Foundation in response to the Introduction on ChildFund Philippines and its programs and services by Ms. Cherry Moreno (Sponsor Relations Officer). Sponsorship Management was further explained by Mr. Dexter Garcia, (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer) who underscored the Child Verification Process, Policies, Procedures and Responsibilities. Ms. Gretchen Garcia, (Project Development Officer II, Province of Apayao) was also invited to share the salient points of the Philippine Laws pertaining to work with children and youth and their families such as the Executive Order 209, Presidential Decree 603 and the Early Years Act of 2013 (RA 10410).
The training was made more meaningful with the inclusion of the topic on Family-Based Disaster Risk Management (FDRM), by Mr. Erwin Peter Galido, (Disaster Risk Management Specialist), which gave the participants increased awareness on what disaster management is and their functions and responsibilities as community volunteers. The topic also equipped the SPUPCDCFI staff with the process and procedures relevant to emergency response.