KNH steadfastly supports BCDCI amidst pandemic

School teachers in DSB receive basic ADM support

BACOLOD CITY, PHILIPPINES – BCDCI Long-time partner Kindernothilfe (KNH) continues its support operations in implementing community development projects in Negros Occidental.

KNH provided funds for BCDCI and Cluster Level Associations to implement health and education-related projects aimed to address the issues brought about by the pandemic, COVID-19 in their communities.

Through the funds, Bakyas Community Development Center Inc initiated a sectoral consultation with key community stakeholders to identify issues and gaps, resources available, and set measures for collective action in addressing the issues identified.

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Among the issues are the challenges brought about by the alternative delivery of education, and the lack of available preventive tools and mechanisms against COVID-19, including lack of vitamin supplementation for children.

“Our consultations have caused many concerns to surface that needs immediate action,” recalls Hayde Villanueva, SHA Senior Project Officer.

Alongside the consultation, Cluster Level Associations have signified their commitment to helping address the issues identified, and have pledged to seek for available resources in the community to meet the needs of their community, especially children.

“We are always grateful for KNH for their continued trust and support, and the strong partnership to empower communities that respond to the needs of children,” Analie Jan Tarosa, Executive Director shares.

BCDCI has provided essentials supplies and materials to a number of Barangay Health Stations, Schools, and basic back-to-school kits for their representative community children in partnership with the Cluster Level Associations, Self-Help Groups, and Kindernothilfe.

“It is our desire that through our  strong partnership with KNH, despite the pandemic that has disrupted the global economy, we can continue with our work to empower women and children towards better protection, and community participation in governance and policy development,” Tarosa concludes.

Kindernothilfe is a German Christian organization that exists to support vulnerable and marginalized children and youth to develop their full potentials.