RYFP identifies five MFOs for three-year implementation
By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Naval, Biliran (8 June) -- The Responsible Youth and Family Program (RYFP) in the province of Biliran has identified five Major Final Outputs (MFOs) for three-year implementation beginning this year until 2012.
The identification of the five MFOs was the result of the three-day workshop on the strategic planning and updating of the RYFP in the province of Biliran held in Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City on June 3-5, 2009.
The participants of the strategic-planning workshop were the municipal mayors and the heads of the social welfare and development and budget departments of Local Government Units (LGUs) in Biliran province, provincial/municipal technical working groups of RYFP in the LGUs and other stakeholders of the program in the province.
The five MFOs identified were the delivery of quality capability building services to youth and family; standardized and sustained youth and family-related services; promotion of healthy lifestyle and positive family values; establishment and maintenance of functional youth centers and sustainance of an effective partnership and support to the program.
The MFOs were formulated to achieve RYFP's vision which envisions empowered and responsible youth ad families of Biliranprovince living in a spiritually and God-fearing, mentally (educated), socially, morally upright and healthy community which redounds to a disciplined, law-abiding, good camaraderie, secured, protected youth.
In addition, these MFOs were devised to attain its mission which is to provide sustainable comprehensive projects and services for the total development of the youth and families in Biliran province in partnership with all concerned stakeholders.
Some of the projects, programs and activities of the five MFOs that were identified include trainings on leadership, skills, entrepreneurial and center management; livelihood and other capability building enhancement activities; institutionalization and passage of ordinances and provision of funding of RYFP in LGUs; conduct of donors forum, complilation of all training designs,modules and counseling.
Likewise, the activities of the five MFOs, imclude marriage enrichment; values formation; proper nutrition awareness campaign; sports development; ocular maintenance and inspection of the youth center; proper maintenance of the youth center and its facilities, annual budget for the youth center and designation of personnel to man the center; and conduct of monthly meeting with stakeholders; linkage with the National Youth Commission; convergence of RYFP stakeholders and private sector involvement.
Meanwhile, Flordeliza G. Trani, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) and at the same time the focal person of the RYFP in Biliran province said that these MFOs will serve as guide to where the RYFP would want to achieve or attain its goals in the next two to three years and beyond.
For his part, Mayor Noel Albelda, who is the only Local Chief Executive (LCE) present during the workshop said that the success of the RYFP in Biliran province lies on the firm commitment of the different stakeholders especially the provision of appropriate funding coming from LGUs for the sustainability of the program.
Likewise, Dr. Ferdinal Fernando, GTZ Consultant on RYFP in Biliran province and now connected with the European Commision (EC) assured that RYFP in Biliran province will be sustainable and will even go beyond after the time frame of the implementation of the five MFOs if all the stakeholders will wholeheartedly support the program. (PIA-Biliran) [top]