The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) will be conducting the 5th Regional Search for Bayani Ka! Awardees.
The Bayani Ka! Awards are the highest recognition given by the DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS to its exemplary communities in implementing and promoting the Community-Driven Development (CDD) approach. It seeks to recognize exemplary communities that are engaged in DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS and whose efforts significantly contributed to advancing Sama-samang Pagkilos Nang May Malasakit or compassionate, collective action in their respective municipalities.
Nominee or community must atleast have been engaged in the implementation of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS for at least one year or one cycle, have displayed actions that are consistent with the principles and standards of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, and have a heart for service and empowerment of the poor, vulnerable, marginalized and disadvantaged.
The search has nine (9) categories namely; Gender and Development, Environmental Protection, Improved Local Governance, Indigenous People’s Welfare, Promotion of Just Peace, Persons with Disability, Elderly, Youth, Sustained Community Volunteer Group.
Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria; Bisyon- the nominee is committed to the community’s shared vision ad guides fellow residents in bridging the present to their desired future (15%), Aksyon- the nominee decisively and consistently acts to promote compassionate, collective action in the community and achieve their shared goal. His/her actions exemplify selflessness and have positive impact in the community (20%), Yakag–the nominee has successfully persuaded the community to actively participate in compassionate collective action in and beyond DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS (15%), Abilidad– the nominee maximizes opportunities to exercise the residents’skills and service for the benefit of the community (15%), Nakikiisa – the nominee actively works to sustain and promote compassionate and collective action in the community, and thwarts divisive actions and tendencies that will break the unity of the people (15%) and Integridad at Inspirasyon – the nominee has unquestionable integrity that manifest in word and deed, which motivate people to continuously participate in collective action (15%).
Nomination period begins by October 1-15, 2018, and awarding of winners will be on November 2018 in time for the Regional Community Volunteers Congress.
Winners of the search will form part of the CDD Champions who will help advocates the gains of the program.### (JGA)