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PIA Press Release
2010/11/20

Compostela holds Uswag-GK teambuilding

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley (20 November) -- In preparation for the next leg of building the Uswag-Gawad Kalinga Villages all over Compostela Valley province, Compostela Mayor Jessie S. Bolo and the 22-member technical working group joined a two-day GK teambuilding and planning workshop here.

The mayor and the TWG together with the provincial Uswag-GK core group have attended the workshop held on November 18-19 at Comval Restaurant in Nabunturan, to prepare the next Bayani Challenge which is slated on the first quarter of next year.

"To truly appreciate what it takes to care for our less fortunate brothers and sisters, they need to first understand what Gawad Kalinga is all about, its vision and mission and not merely because they are under the directive of their mayor," said provincial GK head Edwin Carmelotes.

"This is the essence of really reaching out to the poorest of the poor," Carmelotes stated.

It was also an eye-opener for the participants as the provincial government, through the core group led by action officer Raul Timog-timog, discussed the partnership with the Gawad Kalinga and what it has accomplished so far within just a few years.

To date, there are now five Uswag-Gawad Kalinga Villages situated in Maco, Monkayo, New Bataan, and Laak with 322 houses built since 2009. The other existing Gawad Kalinga Villages are also located in Nabunturan, Maragusan, and Montevista.

A brainchild of Gov. Arturo Uy, the Uswag-GK program has helped indigent families all over Comval by providing them decent shelters thereby bringing back their sense of pride, dignity and hope.

The program relies on massive volunteerism and pooling of resources from both public and private institutions to build houses. (IDS Comval/Fe Maestre) [top]

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