Sustainable Stakeholders’ Participation in the Class D Communities in Camarines Sur

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Dr. Margie A. Nolasco, Dr. DeAnna C. Regnim, Prof. Rosemarie Tabardillo, Dr. Celerino B. Llesol, Dr. Amado A. Oliva, Jr., Dr. Ronnie B. Rubi


Sustainable Anti-Poverty Program  in Camarines Sur is a collaborative extension efforts of the four State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Camarines Sur funded by CHED-NAFES intended to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable livelihood and employment opportunities among the four (4) priority municipalities (Buhi, Presentacion, Balatan, and Sipocot) in Camarines Sur.  Specifically, at least 25% of the beneficiaries were able to: acquire and adopt the knowledge and skills in livelihood training and income-generating opportunities; produce skilled workers in their localities; engage in small viable enterprise among communities; and establish climate-smart, resilient, productive, gender-sensitive and responsible communities.

The project implemented with some significant activities: coordination meetings with the target LGUs, DSWD, and other stakeholders in the setting up of venues and recruitment of beneficiaries; procurement of supplies and materials; conduct of the technology and capability enhancement training in the adopted communities were given emphasis. Monitoring and evaluating the project and post-training assistance for technology adoption also were considered.

Although the procurement of materials and climate change were found to be a major setback in completing the project in the targeted time, the team had taken necessary remedial measures and actions to address the problems meet. Hence the project had achieved its objectives.

There were 28 techno-transfer courses and 13 capability buildings conducted in four (4) marginalized sector of Camarines Sur.  SAPP Project produced 1,040 trained individuals (503 for technology transfer and 537 for capability enhancement). Five hundred three (503) of 540 or 93.15% beneficiaries acquired/adopted the Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) of the trainings conducted. Nevertheless, out of 503 trained individuals, 175 or 34.79 %, of beneficiaries engaged employment/entrepreneurial undertakings. While, a total of 67.13% (537/800) beneficiaries enhanced the skills in entrepreneurship, climate-smart, gender-sensitive and responsible communities.

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