17 May 2023 – Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP) partners with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) Field Office XI for the implementation of programs in the community development projects in Laak, Davao de Oro held in Laak Municipal Hall on May 17, 2023.
The partnership will focus on strengthening and sharing expertise and resources on livelihood programs, family development programs, and education programs for the sponsored child and beneficiaries of Good Neighbors International Philippines who are also part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps in the barangay of Aguinaldo, Kilagding, and Longanapan in Laak, Davao de Oro.
The Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) was signed by the DSWD Field Office XI Regional Director Atty. Vanesa Goc-ong and Mr. Jae Choon Lee, GNIP Country Director together with Ms. Margie Cabido, Division Chief of 4Ps, and Ms. Visitacion Apostol, Senior Economic Manager as witnesses.
“So with all the programs, I think we have many common objectives and the project with the DSWD and this is also a good opportunity for us, so we want to support and we want to bring good welfare for the Filipinos and also bring good development for them,” GNIP Country Director Jae Choon Lee said during the MOA Signing.
The Regional Director of DSWD Field Office XI, present at the MOA Signing expressed her gratitude for the partnership which will directly help the 4Ps beneficiaries.
“Today is another milestone for Laak, for DSWD, and for the Good Neighbors, and of course the constituents of Laak. We are very lucky to have Good Neighbors, indeed, Good Neighbors is a very good name, a very apt name for your [organization]. On behalf of all DSWD staff present today, our heartfelt gratitude for this partnership and our wish for continued support. Not all [organizations] really look into the benefit of the Pantawid, because our 4Ps beneficiaries are those really the identified less fortunate,” Atty. Vanesa Goc-ong, Regional Director of DSWD Field Office XI said.
The organization will also be able to support the 4Ps beneficiaries and the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Indigenous People through the Annual Medical Check-up.
Moreover, this also allows supporting the programs of DSWD and GNIP to provide better services and opportunities to the communities in Laak, Davao de Oro.