Empowerment of the Persons with Disability (PWD Sector)

The Zamboanga City Disability Alliance (ZCDA) and Zambaong City Hermosa Association of the Deaf (ZCHAD) received their livelihood project, October 20, 2017, from the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This Livelihood Project is from two (2) approved proposals from orthopedic group which is Printing Pressed Establishment Cum T-Shirt and a Commercialize Food and Service Center for the Deaf Group.

Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance Inc. (ZABIDA) is now a DOLE conduit partner-NGO in the implementation of their Livelihood Project for the PWD Sector.

Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF. Chairperson of ZABIDA with Ms. Ofelia B. Domingo, Regional Director, DOLE, and Mr. Ian A. Lahi, Head-DOLE Zamboanga signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the Turn- Over Ceremony.

With the efforts of Zamboanga Disability Alliance, DOLE and ZABIDA, it is expected that majority of Persons with Disabilities sector in the City will be empowered through the Livelihood Project. (Leo Christopher Gaspar – Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)

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