MSSD delivers ECCD materials, outdoor facilities in Maguindanao del Sur

Minister Atty. Raissa H. Jajurie with the beneficiary on arly Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) materials and outdoor facilities. (Photo courtesy: MSSD-BARMM)

COTABATO CITY (April 18, 2024) – The Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) in partnership with the Office of BTA Member of the Parliament Ali B. Sangki, officially turned over Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) materials and outdoor facilities to 15 Child Development Centers (CDCs) in Maguindanao del Sur, BARMM.

MSSD said that each of the 15 CDCs across the towns of Datu Abdullah Sangki and Ampatuan receives the learning materials that would benefit around 300 learners. Each CDC has an average of 20 learners so each student can receive focused attention, and learning facilitators can teach and interact more.

Among of the areas that has been distributed with CDCs were Datu Abdullah Sangki, thes are in barangays Talisawa, Mao, Banaba, Tukanalugong, Sugadol, Guinibon, Dimampao, Kaya-kaya, Old Maganoy, and Madanding.

For Ampatuan, CDCs are in barangay Salman, Tumikop, Kauran, Saniag, and Tupak.
The ECCD materials consist of activity materials (erasers, pencils, colored chalks, crayons, scissors, watercolors, and blackboard), books (Aklat Adarna, volumes 1-5 and Magkulay Tayo, volumes 1-5), posters (numbers, colors, shapes and image poster of a pre-school child), and board books (alphabets, bahay kubo, colors, stories for children, and printed nursery rhymes).

Manipulative toys and outdoor facilities consist of assorted colored shapes, balls, assorted modeling clay bars, bicycles, slides with swing and basketball rings, and see-saw.

MSSD Minister Raissa H. Jajurie said that outdoor facilities and learning materials contribute to children’s holistic development, emphasizing that “these will not only help them learn to read and write but also help develop a strong body, socialize and play with their fellows.”

CDCs are under the supervision of MSSD’s child and youth welfare program (CYWP) which conducts regular monitoring to ensure that the well-being and development of children is of topmost priority.

Meanwhile, the MSSD recently conducted a series of welfare goods distributions for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the Marawi siege in 2017. The distribution was held from March 10 to April 3, 2024, in various areas of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

(Photo courtesy: MSSD-BARMM)

According to MSSD, a total of 7,804 shelter-based IDPs from 40 areas of permanent and temporary shelters in Marawi received 25 kilograms of rice and family food packs containing six cans of sardines, three cans of corned beef, three cans of tuna, and instant coffee.

“This intervention is implemented under the Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) of the Disaster Response Management Division of the Ministry,” MSSD said in its social media post.

It added that the distributions were facilitated with the support of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), barangay local government units, and the Philippine Army. (Tu Alid Alfonso, BMN/BangsamoroToday with report from MSSD-BARMM)

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