Baras LGU vows to continue REBUILD’s inclusive development programs

Various equipment and materials, including documents concerning persons with disabilities and handed over by Handicap International Philippines to the Baras Federation of Persons with Disabilities Association. Photo: Handicap International

Various equipment and materials, including documents concerning persons with disabilities and handed over by Handicap International Philippines to the Baras Federation of Persons with Disabilities Association. Photo: Handicap International

Recognizing its contributions to vulnerable groups, the local government of Baras, Rizal vowed to carry on the inclusive development programs initiated by the REBUILD program of Handicap International – Philippines.

Through a resolution last December 15, 2014, the municipality expressed their sincerest appreciation to HI PH for its “invaluable role in the improvement of the moral, social, and economic awareness” of its residents.

REBUILD Project Manager Joana P. Villaflor expressed her gratitude for the recognition, while urging the community to continually assist in sustaining the various programs.

Participants who attended a workshop on cacao and coffee production last December 2014 were provided with seedlings in order to jumpstart their enterprises. Photo: Handicap International

Participants who attended a workshop on cacao and coffee production last December 2014 were provided with seedlings in order to jumpstart their enterprises. Photo: Handicap International

During the ceremony, certificates of completion were also given to beneficiaries trained on various livelihood skills while those taught by the program’s Agriculture Office were provided with seeds for cacao and coffee production.

The REBUILD project is HI PH’s three-year inclusive livelihood and rights-based project with the objective of improving the access of vulnerable groups to various developmental opportunities. It is targeted to end by June 2015.