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Oro CID forms 74 BWDCs in 2007

Cagayan de Oro City (5 February) -- THE Community Improvement Division (CID) of the City Mayor's Office organized a total of 74 Barangay Women's Development Committees (BWDC) in Cagayan de Oro City with 8,369 members last year.

Norma Lee-Sabacajan, Population Program Officer IV and chief of the CID, disclosed in her annual accomplishment report to City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula that under the CID's Gender and Development Division, they conducted advocacy/seminars on Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM)/Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Violence Against Women and Children in 58 barangays in the city.

It conducted pre-marriage counseling to 266 walk-in couples, monitored and organized 50 barangays and re-organized 39 barangays on Bantay Banay Task Force in 12 zones/sitios/puroks with a total membership of 873.

The CID established and initiated 108 livelihood programs and skills training to marginalized women and conducted Culinary Arts training, in coordination with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Education (DepEd), which focused on commercial cooking, baking and pastry making with a total of 266 participants.

It also sustained and maintained 38 cooperatives with an additional 9 new cooperatives, benefiting 2,499 new members; conducted pre-membership education seminar to 437 new coop members; conducted strategic planning, simplified accounting, book keeping and leadership trainings to 31 cooperatives; organized backyard chicken production on proposed site in Agusan, Tablon and Balubal to 100 participants and assisted annual reports to CDA.

The office also conducted Project Proposal Workshop to 6 cooperatives and Project Management Team Workshop for the formulation of a Cagayan de Oro Livelihood Strategic Plan for 2008 in all active barangay cooperatives.

Under the CID's youth development program, it conducted trainings and seminars to 7 barangays with 474 youth leader as participants; continued networking, linkaging, alliance building with non-government organization and government organization, attended and facilitated the Regional Youth Camp; attended 16 POPDEV Club Orientation and Organization in secondary public school with 1,440 students as members; organized 5 Oro Youth Clubs in 5 barangays with 186 out of school youth members; conducted 27 orientations with 1,527 participants on Oro Youth program and services; and performed 19 learning sessions with 1,084 participants held in public schools in coordination with ALAGAD Mindanao and Touch Foundation. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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