DA-10 thru RED Collado inks the MOA in support to the Yakap Bayan program, where the agency commits to extend agri interventions and skills training to improve the well-being and social functioning of RPWUDs.
CAGAYAN DE ORO- In further adopting the whole-of-nation and community approach, the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and Development 10 (DSWD-10) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in support to Yakap Bayan program.
DSWD 10 Yakap Bayan Program Focal Person Jesryl A. Cale said the program assists the Recovering Persons Who Used Drugs (RPWUDs) to be socially functioning and maintain a lifestyle change from rehabilitation or treatment with a catalytic role of families, communities, and local government units service providers.
Cale added, the program aims to converge readily available resources from national government agencies, civil society organizations, and faith-based groups to provide former drug users with psychosocial, livelihood, and spiritual services, among others.
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado explained that the agency will support through the provision of agricultural interventions and skills training to improve the well-being and social functioning of RPWUDs.
The endeavor is in collaboration with the different national government agencies: BJMP, CHED, DAR, DepEd, DENR, DILG, DOH, DTI, DOLE, and TESDA.
Present during the MOA signing were DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, Field Operations Division chief, Dr. Luz I. Guzman and Special Concerns focal person Rhoda Bernido.#(JCAnito)