Buadiposo and Malabang towns in Lanao del Sur complete its Community Assessment and Profiling (CAP) Roll-out to have a comprehensive assessment of its needs and community issues.
The CAP Roll Out sought to collect baseline data to better understand the status of a community on a broad range of factors such as socio-economic, livelihood, local government structures, community stakeholders, and organizations based on CAP tools.
The initiative was undertaken by The Maranao People Development Center Inc (Maradeca) in partnership with Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) and International Organization of Migration (IOM) on December 26, 2017 to January 09, 2018.
About 28 barangays in the towns of Buadiposo and eight villages in Malabang have been assessed through focused group discussions (FGDs).
Participants are representatives of Barangay Health Workers, farmers, fisher folks, women, returnees, barangay peace action team (BPAT), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Moro Islamic Liberation front (MILF), cooperatives, teachers and day care, Parents Teachers Community Association (PTCA), youths, persons with disabilities (PWD), tribal leaders, religious, senior citizens, and lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT).
There were 274 males, 281 females sectoral representatives who have participated in the activity in Buadiposo Buntong.
In Malabang, there were 53 males and 55 females who have attended the CAP Roll-out.
The CAP highlighted issues on cooperatives and associations, fisheries and aqua culture, livestock, sale/trade/local business, labor or employment, food security, migration, education, technical-vocational trainings, protection, trafficking, grave child rights violations, disaster preparedness, and health in the community.
The different issues deliberated include concerns on 2017 Pamana Projects in the Autonomous Region on Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
These issues are poor access to business capital, livelihood trainings, drinking water system, comfort rooms, education facilities, establishment of day care centers, creation of covered court, irrigation, provision of fishing gears, fingerlings, agriculture seeds, hiring of barangay health workers (BHW), disaster preparedness trainings, centralization of primary and elementary schools, construction of school buildings, road widening, establishment of wet market, establishment of wastes dump sites, establishment of health centers, and concerns on malfunctioning cooperatives.
The assessments was followed with Mapping and Profiling of Persons with Special Needs (PSN) and Assessment and Validation of Cooperatives.
House-based interviews were conducted to gather all the information.on PSN.
There were 37 interviews done in Buadiposo Buntong and another 11 interviews in Malabang.
The CAP teams documented six associations and twenty cooperatives during the assessment and validation of cooperatives.
Barangay stakeholders appreciated the activity as reflected in the evaluation forms.
The team attributed the success of the activity to good teamwork, untiring efforts of the CAP teams, good coordination with Malabang and Buadiposo local officials, and inclusive participation of all stakeholders. (Mashod Ibrahim Salik)