DSWD-KALAHI-CIDSS Conducts Cash-for-Work Program Orientation

April 04, 2024 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development's Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD-KALAHI-CIDSS) conducted an orientation today at KSU Gymnasium, Bulanao Campus, to introduce the Cash-for-Work Program targeting college graduates and undergraduates.

Attendees at the event included graduates and students of KSU, distinguished mayors from the province of Kalinga, the Gender and Development (GAD) Director, Ms. Irene Daguasi, the staff of the Guidance and Scholarship Office, representatives from SWAD, DSWD, DOLE, and the administrative staff of KSU, led by President Eduardo Bagtang.

The Cash-for-Work Program, initiated by Dr. Eduardo T. Bagtang, offers cash support in exchange for community work or services rendered by college graduates and students. This initiative aims to provide short-term employment opportunities or targeted cash transfers to economically disadvantaged individuals.

The program targets college graduates from economically disadvantaged communities, endorsed by their respective educational institutions. Kalinga State University has been allocated 500 slots for graduates and undergraduate students.

Key discussions during the orientation included project areas, beneficiaries, types of work, duration of employment, and the rate of assistance.

Eligibility for the program extends to KSU graduates from the academic years 2022 to 2024. Participants will engage in 90 days of work and receive a daily wage of P430.

The workers will be deployed to various national government agencies and local government units across Kalinga, facilitating community development efforts.

Funded through the initiative of Senator Imee Marcos, the Cash-for-Work aid aligns with the DSWD-KALAHI-CIDSS program's commitment to combat poverty and deliver comprehensive social services.