BRGY. KABA-KABA ESTABLISHED A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Regional Secretary Atty. Anwar A. Malang continue his support to Social Enterprise as the DTI-ARMM shift to a new paradigm on livelihood programs through the creation of Social Enterprise Division that aims to alleviate poverty and uplift the lives of the underprivileged in the autonomous region by producing a unique pool of entrepreneurs who work for their own social mission.
Recently on November 22, 2018, he along with his staff personally visit the first established Social Enterprise (SE) in Barangay Kaba-Kaba, North Upi, Maguindanao.
Kaba-Kaba Tripeople Organic Farmers composed of twenty-five members is the owner of the SE which began on June 2018. The group is assisted by the DTI-ARMM in partnership with Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN), and Balay Mindanao Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) under the project Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education and Development (CSO-SEED) co-funded by British Council and European Union. It has 2 hectares land planted with ampalaya, sili “Jalapeno”, onion leaves, cauliflower, carrots, raddish, sweet peas, cucumber, coffee, and baguio beans.
Ms. Julie Ann Rodeo, president of the group, said the project is a product of the “Active Citizen – Social Enterprise Leadership Training-Workshop Cascade 6”, a social leadership program that promotes intercultural dialogue and social responsibility in community to bring social development which was facilitated by BMFI in partnership with DTI-ARMM last June 22-25, 2018 at Punta Isla Lake Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and participated by several youth organizations, successful social enterprise cooperatives and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members. According to her, the group is willing to expand the members for the benefit of the community.
Atty. Malang said he has high hopes for the group and commitment to extend support as such SE is a key to the development of alternative options for employment and business generation. He added, the department will look for more partners to strengthen such group and to establish more SE in the future.
- 27 November 2018