CSWD enlists home-based IDPs for skills training PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 July 2016 13:19

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) will enlist home-based internally displaced persons who wish to undergo skills training program with employment facilitation services during the profiling activity it organized jointly with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from July 12-22.

The profiling activity will cover home-based IDPs currently residing with their relatives or renting houses in barangays under the Baliwasan District (under CSWDO-field office 2) and Tetuan District (under CSWDO-Field Office 4).

The enlistment for training will be held at the registration centers that will be set up at the Sta. Barbara-CSWDO Field Office and Tetuan barangay Hall during the 10-day profiling activity.

CSWDO head Socorro Rojas said the 25-day skills training program conducted at the Our Lady of Triumph Institute in Ozamis City is based on a memorandum of agreement forged by the city and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which provides the funding for the training.

Already, 71 IDPs composing the first batch of beneficiaries and are mostly from the transitory sites will formally finish their training Monday, July 11 with guaranteed employment either locally or abroad. The second batch, composed of another 70 IDPs will start training on July 18.

Rojas said aside from the profiling activity, the home-based IDPs will get the chance to know about the job opportunities that await them.

Barangays under CSWDO-FO 2 (Baliwasan District) are Baliwasan, Zone III, Zone IV, Campo Islam, Kasanyangan, Mariki, Rio Hondo, San Jose Cawa-cawa, San Jose Gusu (to include Suterville), Upper Calarian (to include Southcom Village), Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina. CSWDO-FO 4 (Tetuan District) barangays include Tetuan, Tugbungan, Arena Blanco, Divisoria, Putik, Mampang, Lumbangan, Lunsuran, Guiwan, Boalan and Talon-talon.

Home-based IDPs are required to bring any of the following document for smooth profiling activity- pink family access card, tagging form/number and or certificate from the CSWDO field office. Home-based IDPs are families displaced by the 2013 siege and are temporarily residing with their families or friends or renting private houses outside the transitory sites.  — Sheila Covarrubias