The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the upcoming National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP) is holding a logo-making contest for students.

The contest is open to college and university students who are taking Fine Arts or its equivalent courses. Aside from the opportunity to have the design used as the official logo of a national program of the DSWD, the winning student will get Php 10,000.00 cash prize. Each student can submit a maximum of three designs on or before 26 July 2013 to the Social Marketing Unit at or

For more information about the contest, interested individuals may visit the DSWD Field Office-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) or call (074) 446-5961 and look for Social Marketing Officer Mayrose Urbano.  Information about the program and the contest can also be checked at

The NCDDP which will be officially launched by the end of 2013 is the scale-up of the operations of the community-driven development (CDD) approach utilized by Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Project.

Through CDD, communities actively and directly participate in local governance by identifying their own community needs, planning, implementing, and monitoring projects. This empowers local citizens in addressing local poverty issues.

In CAR, the Kalahi-CIDSS Project covers 253 barangays and has granted 93 sub-projects in the region. This number is expected to increase with the expansion under the NCDDP.# DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, MAYROSE F. URBANO

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