The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD FO CAR) has renewed its partnership with the King’s College of the Philippines (KCP) as the latter has performed well under the Kaagapay and Gabay framework of CSO engagements. 

The kaagapay and gabay are among the four frameworks of CSO partnership, which aims to implement anti-poverty and social protection projects and activities, and enhance technical capacities of DSWD staff and or direct service workers utilizing the expertise of the partner, respectively. 

Since the partnership was forged in December 2019, the KCP has delivered fruitful programs and services to the 4Ps beneficiaries, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable sectors of the community who are all clients of the Department. 

Some of the activities of the KCP were provision of family food packs and hygiene kits to its stranded students which include 4Ps beneficiaries during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, skills training on cooking and basic bookkeeping for Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs), tree planting, among others in the municipality of La Trinidad. 

“We are grateful for the KCP as an additional partner because they have been providing interventions for our 4Ps beneficiaries, SLPAs, and senior citizens particularly in the municipality of La Trinidad. They have also shown active support through their attendance to semestral CSO meetings,” DSWD CAR OIC Regional Director Leo Quintilla said. 

Meanwhile, KCP also approved the request of DSWD FO CAR for the use of its facilities for the production of family food packs as augmentation efforts to LGUs gravely affected by the General Community Quarantine. 

“The DSWD CAR is always welcome to utilize our school facilities for our Cordillera people in the midst of COVID-19. We at the King’s College are humbled to share our facilities and this engagement will surely continue to help our communities especially in this time of pandemic,” KCP Vice President for Administration Higinio R. Abellanosa enthused. 

The KCP looks forward to continuously serve the community of La Trinidad and Baguio City through provisions or services and available resources to aid in furthering the education and health of the vulnerable members of the society. ### DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Marlo C. Abyado Jr., Pantawid Pamilya Information Officer

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