By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – The Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children -Negros Island Region (RSCWC-NIR) is recently organized in Dumaguete City to promote coordination and harmonize efforts for the protection and well-being of children in the region.
Under its resolution, RCSCWC as a governance structure provides direct assistance to local government units and accountable to both the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).
In her orientation meeting with mewmbers of RSCWC, division head Flordeliza Gultiano of CWC presented the role and functions of the committee on the survival, development, protection and participation of the country’s children and youth.
Gultiano said the committee shall provide technical assistance, monitor and report the implementation of child rights policies, plans, programs and projects in Region-18.
Under its function, Gultiano also spelled out four major clusters to perform which include advocacy on policies and programs for children to LGUs, NGOs, stakeholders and partner media; coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs for children; and provide technical assistance and status reports to concern agencies.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) NIR is the secreatariat of the organization and the lead agency set to intensify the programs for the welfare of children.
CWC identified the composition of RSCWC-NIR, including DSWD, DILG, DEPED, DOLE, DA, DOJ, PNP, NEDA, CHR, PIA, NNC, and NGOs.
The committee also plans to craft basic indicators to be used in the regional-based data banking on children.
RSCWC-NIR set the first regular meeting on the last week of July this year in Negros Occidental. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on June 30, 2016)