TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Nov. 14 (PIA)--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Cagayan Valley Region has deployed at least 80 Out-of-School Youth (OSY) to various Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Team Offices regionwide under the agency's Immersion Outreach Program (IOP).
Brendan Jansen Tangan, DSWD-2 manpower development officer, said the program aims to instill a sense of volunteerism and community service to less privileged youth of the society.
Tangan said OSY-beneficiaries will be given the opportunity to perform office work in support to the implementation of DSWD programs and services and service work in communities where DSWD programs or projects are implemented in partnership with the local government units (LGUs).
"They will be rendering 30 working days and will be given cash incentives equivalent to 75 percent of the minimum wage in the region," he said.
According to Tangan, the beneficiaries will be monitored by their local social workers in the field to ensure that their welfare is observed and their assigned tasks do not violate their rights.
He added that the beneficiaries will be reintegrated to the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines to further develop their potentials and become responsible leaders or productive citizens of the community. (ALM/OTB/PIA-2 Cagayan)