TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here in the region together with its partner agencies and organizations launched the Social Welfare and Development Learning Network (SWDL-Net) here in this city on July 16.
Restituto Macuto, DSWD regional director, said that the launching of the SWDL-Net took place with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) among involved agencies.
Macuto explained that his office created the SWDL-Net “to achieve its mandate to alleviate poverty and empower disadvantaged individuals, families and communities for improved quality of life.”
Macuto said that SWDL-Net is composed of six national government agencies, four non-government organizations, nine universities and colleges and one individual group member.
The DSWD director claimed that the partners of the network are willing to provide support and share their programs and services for the SWDL-Net.
Macuto added that their office will connect the partners’ respective agenda to the vision, mission, and goals of the SWDL-Net.
The DSWD will assist in the designing and the development of training and capability building activities of the network and also assist in disseminating information about the network members’ capability building activities to partners and other social development organizations.
Macuto further said that his office will help inform partners and other social development organizations about the teachings and training materials of member organizations and also will provide technical assistance, training management and other capability building for the SWDL-Net members.