LOOK: Dumagat families reap benefits of PRLEC projects
As part of the implementation of Bulacan’s Poverty Reduction, Livehood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) programs in the identified development area, Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran (K3), and TESDA’s Abot Lahat program, headed by Regional Director Atty. Balmyrson M. Valdez with Provincial Director Jovencio M. Ferrer, Jr. and PTC-Calumpit led by Gilbert M. Castro, in cooperation with TESDA Bulacan and other agency partners sustained the provision of outreach programs and other development interventions to Sitio Paco-Santol, San Mateo, Norzagaray in the month of June.
These PRLEC and K3 outreach programs aim to empower the indigenous people dwelling on the protected watershed of Ipo Dam in San Mateo, Norzagaray so that they can develop their skills and capabilities, achieve self-reliance, and establish sustainable means of livelihood. Such programs are anchored on skills training, crops and livestock production, and other related assistance.
The activities focused on five major interventions namely the establishment and nurturing of model farm with vegetables and livestock, solar night light project for all households, irrigation and water system for the model farm and households, support to communication, and other assistance.
At least 45 Dumagat households were installed with solar night lights leading to a total of 50 households with solar night light installation. In addition, more than 30 families situated at the main Sitio reap the benefits of the solar-powered water supply system, communication support and model farm.
On the other hand, an additional seven Dumagat households situated in one of the island territories benefited from the additional unit of solar-powered charging station donated to them while and 10 Dumagat families were provided with re-chargeable transistor radios.