The 2013 SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS (SOV) is now open for nominations. All individuals of Filipino citizenship and Filipino volunteer organizations, and local chapters of foreign volunteer organizations that currently provide volunteer assistance in the Philippines are eligible to participate.
The SOV recognizes the exemplary performance and dedication of Filipino volunteers, as they build strong communities across the country. Since 2001, the Search had given honor and recognition to 101 volunteers and volunteer organizations. They initiated and/or assisted development projects in different sectors nationwide. They serve as models whose contributions to society are considered best practices in volunteerism.
BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga received seven (7) awards for its anti-poverty project, Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) during the 62nd anniversary celebration of the agency held in Quezon City on February 1 of this year.
Among its awards are: Most Promising Gender Mainstreaming Initiative by improving women’s leadership in membership committees; Best Peace-Promoting Projects; Best Social Marketing Product; Most Effective Conflict-Sensitive Planning and Implementation; Best in Sub-Project Implementation for MakamasangTugon; and the most coveted award, the Best in Regional Project Management Office and Team.