The Department of Social Welfare and Development officially opened the “DSWD Tiangge” on January 17, 2017 at DSWD Field Office IX grounds in celebration of its 66th year anniversary.
Various food and non-food products from Sustainable Livelihood Program and Area Vocational and Rehabilitation Center’s Sheltered Workshop are featured in the said Tiangge.
A garage sale was also initiated where proceeds from the sold items will be collected for a special cause.
Different partner-concessionaires also participated in the said activities where snacks, refreshments and RTW’s are for sale for the employees and walk-in visitors.
The agency aims to promote and patronize home and handmade products of the partner beneficiaries to help these individuals improve their social condition through entrepreneurship.
The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) has been designed as a labor market program that is integrated with a social safety net program such as the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipinong Program. Its integrated approach is to add value to Pantawid Program by bringing the beneficiaries closer to reaching the poverty threshold and enabling them to be engaged in sustainable livelihoods.
The exposition of the beneficiaries’ products through the “Tiangge” is an opportunity for them to take pride of the outcome of their hardwork and effort.
These products are marketed through the Project Development Officers in Zamboanga Peninsula clusters.