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Monday, December 6, 2021

DSWD delivers CFS, WFS kits to Caraga LGUs

BUTUAN CITY -- To address the specific needs of both displaced women and children affected by disasters, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga has provided Women and Child Friendly Space Kits to the LGUs of Bayugan City, Surigao City, and Tandag City on November 18, November 23, and November 24, respectively.

The distribution of both kits aimed to provide a more systematic, organized, and gender-responsive way of delivering services. The Child Friendly Space (CFS) Kit is composed of three chess boards, five jumping ropes, 12 puzzles, 12 flash cards, 48 boxes of pencils, 30 stress balls, 24 glues, seven bond papers, two floor mats, stickers, and children’s books.

Meanwhile, the Women Friendly Space (WFS) Kit has a composition of the following: seven boxes of pencils, 50 white board markers, two record books, one solar lamp, 70 pieces of cartolina, a flashlight, 10 floor mats, two white board erasers, one box of ballpens, 12 boxes of crayons, 24 permanent markers, five reams of bond papers, 10 pieces of curtains, two pieces of big stickers for storage boxes, 30 pieces of small stickers for monoblock chairs, two pieces of small stickers for monoblock tables, and one piece of small sticker for white board.

According to regional director Ramel Jamen, the department has deeply acknowledged the need to address the traumas and anxiety to the internally displaced individuals (IDPs), especially to children, caused by disasters and other calamities. “Along with the objective of meeting their needs holistically, it is deemed imperative to prioritized aiding the healing of these traumas. Activities and other interventions are provided to meet such causes,” he said.

Moreover, special needs of women in evacuation camps are also among the department’s objectives. These include increasing the awareness among women and the community at large, on issues related to well-being, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, and gender based violence. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)