News from Zenona Gread, coordinator from Save the Children’s office in Ormoc city, Philippines:
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 8 launched its month-long 70th regional anniversary celebration, on the 9th of March 2021.
During these celebrations, the DSWD Field Office 8 recognized and awarded Save the Children Philippines as an exemplary partner for providing support and technical assistance toward the realization of the agency’s mandate. Save the Children key contribution to DSWD in the region is the ICDP (International Child Development Programme) Parenting package, which aims at improving parent-child relationship and interaction. ICDP is the core implementing approach to influence child sensitivity and to improve delivery of the agency’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps).
(Pantawid Pamilyag programme is a core pillar of the national government’s social protection strategy and it seeks to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty through improved health, nutrition, and education of children.)