Eleven (11) parents of profiled child laborers from the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands (PDI) received technical assistance for the needed requirements in the application of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) Individual Project.

In partnership with the LGU San Jose Public Employment Service Office (PESO), DOLE PDI facilitated a coaching activity led by the OIC Provincial Head Mr. Verlan Diaz on September 3-4, 2020. The process of preparing project proposals and the requirements to apply the livelihood program were discussed to the participants. The activity aimed to educate the parents of livelihood options that are sustainable so that they will not be tempted to engage their children to child labor. The participants were grateful for the assistance, and from their words:

“Dako ang among pasalamat sa mga personahe sa DOLE dire sa among probinsya kay ila kaming gihatagan ug tabang sa paghimu ug project proposal aron kami mahatagan ug dugang panginabuhian.” (We are very thankful to DOLE PDI because they assisted us on how to make livelihood proposals that will help us gain additional income). – Analyn Canellos

“Actually Ma’am, dugay nako sigeg ampo nga naay muabot nga panginabuhian kay galisod jud mi karon. Labaw na sa panahon karon nga COVID, walay trabaho akong bana. Nagpasalamat jud ko ani Ma’am kay nadungog na jud akong pag-ampo. Salamat aning livelihood assistance nga ihatag sa ako.” (We have been praying for a livehood especially in this time of crisis due to COVID-19 that my husband has no work. We are thankful that my prayers were answered). – Ailyn A. Llardes

The activity resulted to finalization of eleven (11) individual project proposals with complete documents ready to be submitted to DOLE PDIPO.