Catbalogan receives grant for an anti-poverty project

The City Government of Catbalogan was recently chosen to be one of the beneficiary and implementor of the “Sustainable Development Goals Family-based Action for Children and their Environs in the Slums” or the SDG FACES Project that is being implemented in partnership with DILG and the UNDP.

Present during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was our very own Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan along with DILG 8 Regional Director Sacendoncillo in Manila.

This project empowers LGUs to be a dynamic partner of the National Government in responding to the challenges of SDGs and the project also engages the participation of families living in the slums area.

“Indeed, development can be seen in the face of a child and I call on everyone to help our LGU in the implementation of the project for us to achieved the goals and create a progressive environment to our children” Mayor Step shares.

Further, the SDG-FACES project focuses on empowering mothers and women-headed households living in slums to take the lead in managing the Family SDG Covenant. The document contains the community’s proposed targets and actions to achieve them while also helping participants track their progress.

Catbalogan City is one of the 75 LGUs of the first ever batch of the roll-out of the project that received a P50,000.00 project grant that is targeted to benefit children aged 0 to 17 years old and capacitate their female guardians covering to capacitate more than 3,000 women and improve the lives of over 3,000 families by the end of the project.


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