Vision

A community where all individuals are able to independently cope with the challenges of daily life and are able to contribute freely to the development of their families and communities.

Mission

To empower the most vulnerable sectors in the Province of
Aurora to become agents of change and development.

Programs

Brief Descriptions of Programs and Services

Self-Employment Assistance Project (SEA)

SEA is a socialized credit program for groups or individuals who has entrepreneurial skills and who hopes to improve their income. The program components include assessment and validation, social preparation, capital assistance, savings mobilization and access to other social services.

Out of School Youth Program under the Unlad Kabataan Program/Program for OSY ages 15-24 years old

PSWDO provided opportunities for OSY to develop their positive self-concepts and peer relationship as they engage in interesting, meaningful and useful activities. Youth who lack these opportunities during their out of school youth time often encounter opportunities to feel lonely, develop anti-social behaviours, and become involved in substance and crime. The program also has a livelihood component where OSY may avail of financial assistance to start their own business to establish economic independence.

Early Childhood Care and Development Project

            The Early Childhood Care and Development Project includes interventions and services that aim to enhance the quality of delivery of early childhood interventions to children aged three and four years. Early childhood interventions on the other hand are provided young children in order to ensure their holistic development in the social, cognitive, physical and behavioral domains.

Supported Operation of the Provincial Child Minding Center – The Child Minding Center or CMC is an early childhood intervention facility located within the Provincial Capitol Compound. It caters to children of PGA employees aged one to three years old.  Apart from providing children early stimulation and early learning interventions, it also hopes to help PGA employees with the burden of parenting so that they can freely perform their duties and functions in the office. In 2018, the center had one casual employee augmented by six job order employees.  They took cake of 25 children.  The center follows strict adult to child ratio depending on children’s ages.

Children in Need of Special Protection

Persons with Disability Affairs Office
Program for Persons with Disability

This program adheres to the primary principle of the Magna Carta of Persons with Disability that states that Disabled Persons are part of Philippine Society; hence, LGUs are giving full support to the improvement of the total well-being of disabled persons and their integration in to mainstream of society. The program includes promotion of policies ensuring the rehabilitation, self-development and self-reliance of disabled persons and implementation of projects and services that develop their skills and potentials to enable them to compete favourably for available opportunities.

Program for the Elderly

Program for Women

Aurora Provincial Bahay Pag-asa

PEACE – People’s Empowerment and Advancement Center for Employment

Notable accomplishments with PhotoS

Self-Employment Assistance Project (SEA)

SEA is a socialized credit program for groups or individuals who has entrepreneurial skills and who hopes to improve their income. The program components include assessment and validation, social preparation, capital assistance, savings mobilization and access to other social services.

One of the components of the SEAP is the Business Management Seminar. Prior to business engagement, the beneficiaries were  provided with additional knowledge  in Business registration , Taxes,  Product Pricing, Promotion and Marketing, Organizational Management, Financial aspect of the business  and the scheme and guidelines of the SEAP program. Business Management Training was conducted last April 25, 2017 at AMCO Beach Resort, Baler Aurora, participated in by 70 beneficiaries of Self Employment Assistance Project.   Speakers from the Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office were invited.

Business Management Seminar

o June 14, 2018 at Brgy. Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora
o 70 SEAP individual beneficiaries attended

The Self-Employment Assistance Program is a socialized credit program that provide package of assistance such as financial, technology transfer and knowledge in Business in Management. This particular batch is composed of Indigenous People from Dipaculao Aurora. Resource speakers who shared their expertise are as follows: Dir. Cecilia C. Campos of the Bureau of Internal Revenue who talked on Business laws, taxes and licenses. Mr. Johnsen V. Javar of the Department of Trade and Industry

shared topic on Business laws, taxes and licenses. The one day training enabled the participants to widen their knowledge and skills in Business.

Third Quarter release of Self Employment Assistance – Davil-davilan Farmers Association-50
Beneficiaries
Fourth Quarter release of Self Employment Assistance – Individual (December 04, 2018

Out of School Youth Program under the Unlad Kabataan Program/Program for OSY ages 15-24 years old

PSWDO provided opportunities for OSY to develop their positive self-concepts and peer relationship as they engage in interesting, meaningful and useful activities. Youth who lack these opportunities during their out of school youth time often encounter opportunities to feel lonely, develop anti-social behaviours, and become involved in substance and crime. The program also has a livelihood component where OSY may avail of financial assistance to start their own business to establish economic independence.

The composition of the Provincial PYAP are as follows:

President : YUNGLE SUDAIPAN(Dipaculao)
Vice- President : LORAINE JOY CASTILLO (Dinalungan)
Secretary:ANGELA MARIE MORAL (Dilasag)
Treasurer:CHRISTIAN JAMES LEJANO (Ma. Aurora)
Auditor:JAY-ARE CARALDE (Casiguran)
PIO:CHRISTIAN BERNARDINO (Baler)
HAROLD CASTRENCE (Casiguran)
Bus. Manager:JENELYN BRIONES (Dilasag)
Advisers:HAROLD MADRID (Dingalan)
JOVELON DULAY (Dilasag)

The PYAP is guided by its Constitution and By-laws. Projects and activities for 2019 were identified. Strategies on how to strengthen the group were adopted for replication.

13th PYAP Regional Assembly in Palayan City
Nueva Ecija – October 12, 2018
Theme: “Redefining the Role of Filipino Youth in Nation Building towards Sustainable Development”
PYAP quarterly meeting, Reporting of PYAP Good Practices and Election of PYAP Officers Agabao Casiguran, Aurora July 5, 2018

At the end of one day activity the PYAP Provincial Federation have gained  significant  experiences and insights from co participants in relation to strengthening the group and strategies in the effective PYAP project implementation. The PYAP of the Municipality of Dinalungan showcased their talent in dancing in this activity, presenting their culture and tradition and other lifestyle of their locals in their areas

Culture of Peace Seminar
1. December 19, 2018 at Moreno Hall Kabiran St. Baler, Aurora
2. 80 OSY and in School Youth attended

The activity is one way of advocating Culture of Peace for the Youth. As they are aware, Peace refers to the absence of war or conflict and the state of tranquility or calm. In other words, it is the presence of law and order instead of conflict. It is the condition of social harmony, co -operation, freedom, mutual understanding, certainty, and rule of law. In this modern era, we cannot imagine our nation if there is the absence of peace. To develop our economic condition of the nation there should be law, order, peace, and stability. Resource speakers who shared their expertise are as follows: Mr. John Carlo Perez- discussed the Overview of Culture of Peace. Ms. Imee Macaraig -Culture of Peace in the Family, School and Community and Ms. Ma. Elena F. Garcia -the National Service Training Program.

At the end of one day activity the Youths have gained significant experiences and insights in relation to the promotion of Culture and Peace.

In this event participants are usually small scale enterprises from DSWD, Department of Agriculture and private entrepreneurs. The Provincial Tourism Office heads the event. Participants acquire knowledge, get contacts and possible markets for their products. The Out of School Youth from the Municipality of Dinalungan, Baler and Casiguran   visited   the   Livelihood   and   Self   Employment   Projects   of   Mabalacat Pampanga. They learned how to conduct business in Trade Fair and Exhibit, expand marketing network and linkages.

Awarding Ceremony for 2018 Search for Outstanding Volunteer
December 11, 2018, Capitol Compound, Baler, Aurora
Ms. Violeta Dela Torre – Most Outstanding Volunteer 2018 (Individual Category

Identified Volunteers who are the unsung and unnamed heroes, and who help build  and  empower  the  nation.  Recognized  from their  compassion and  selfless service to the under privilege communities. Ignited hope and serve as indispensable task in our journey towards progress and sustainability.

The search begun on August 2018, Seven (7) from the individual  (adult)
category was nominated and 5 from the organizational category. From the Individual Category Ms. Violeta Dela Torre recognized the Most Outstanding Volunteer 2018 and from the organizational Category, the Noble Blue Falcon’s International- Environmental Crusade- Most Outstanding Volunteer 2018.the Search Committee composed of 14 members, headed by Atty. Phanie Rose Aragon- Saez.

MS. Dela Torre received P 10, 000.00 for her Cash Prize and the NBFI
received P 50, 000.00 as their cash prizes.

All the Finalist received 2,000 as their consolation prizes.

Finalists for Outstanding Volunteer 2018 (Individual Category)
Noble Blue Falcons Int’l – Most Outstanding Volunteer 2018 (Organizational Category)

Early Childhood Care and Development Project

The Early Childhood Care and Development Project includes interventions and services that aim to enhance the quality of delivery of early childhood interventions to children aged three and four years. Early childhood interventions on the other hand are provided young children in order to ensure their holistic development in the social, cognitive, physical and behavioral domains.

In 2018, there was a total of 8481 3 and 4 years old children master-listed province wide, 5467 of these attended early  childhood education at the 210 Child Development Centers scattered province wide in the 141 Barangays. The Province currently has 217 Volunteer Service Providers.

Child Development Centers and their Service Providers are accredited and licensed by the DSWD to ensure the quality of service delivery. For 2018, there are 166 centers and 171 service providers with active license and accreditation.

The following were the projects and activities implemented by the PSWDO in regard ECCD for CY 2018;

Quarterly Provision of Technical Assistance to day care workers and their supervisors on updates and new developments in supplemental feeding and day care service – The Provincial Government conducted a quarterly technical assistance meeting and it is attended by ECCD  Municipal Focal Persons and Leaders of the Provincial Federation of Day Care Workers.  The meeting served as venue for sharing of information from the regional and central DSWD and also to monitor progress of implementation. In 2018, we were able to conduct four regular meetings and at least two special meetings.

Provision of Monthly Honorarium/Incentives – The Provincial Government provided additional incentives to day care workers worth P1,000/month.  The Local Government Units do not have sufficient fund The workers receive these on quarterly basis.

Provision of Day Care Learning Materials – The Provincial Government recognizes that  the  Municipalities  have  limited  capacities  to  maintain  the  quality  of  day  care facilities and their materials.  Thus the PGA allocates annual funding for the purchase of day care supplies, materials and equipment for priority centers.   For CY 2018, 40 centers were provided with learning materials, toys, and books amounting to P10,000 per center.  The materials were awarded in a simple ceremony during the celebration of the Annual Children’s Month last November 26, 2018 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, Baler, Aurora. The list of beneficiaries are below;

Conducted  a  Training  on  Strategies  on teaching  Children  Early  Literacy  and Numeracy – Child Development Centers were initially conceived as venue for socialization and play but admittedly, workers incorporates early literacy and numeracy to their regular curriculum in order to prepare their children to Kinder Enrollment.  At the same time, early literacy and numeracy will also be included in the new National Early Learning Framework. These types of teaching strategies are not typically part of child development worker trainings and preparation, thus the Provincial Government coordinated with the Department of Education Division of Aurora to train our child development workers on teaching children early literacy and numeracy.  Two Principals and Kinder Coordinators served as the trainers namely Mr. Ronnie Ritual and Ms. Rizza David.   The training was held in Dingalan Aurora last May 30-June 1, 2018.   It was attended by 30 CDWs.

Conducted the Annual Celebration of the Children’s Month/Children’s Congress – The Provincial Council  for Protection of Children prepared the annual  State of the Children Report which details the status of the child indicators that the Province collects to assess and monitor the impact of various policies, programs and services on the development of children across various domains and to determine the extent of compliance and support to the promotion of children’s rights in the four major domains namely survival, protection, development and participation.

This report was condensed and delivered by the Acting Governor of the Province of Aurora, Hon. Rommel Rico T. Angara last November 26, 2018 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, Baler, Aurora.  The  event was attended by children, parents, local officials and other stakeholders in the delivery of services to children.

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