BORACAY ISLAND, May 25 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD) has started to provide educational assistance to affected residents and workers in the three villages of Boracay.
As of May 25, the DSWD has released a total of PhP716,000 as educational assistance to 361 clients who are residents and workers affected by the Boracay closure.
“Affected residents and workers in Boracay who have children from elementary, secondary and tertiary level could avail of educational assistance,” says Regional Rebecca Geamala.
Geamala said the assistance given will defend on the assessment per student.
The educational assistance is part of the agency’s assistance to individual in crisis situation (AICS) in line with the Boracay closure.
Apart from the educational assistance, a total of 8,601 clients has received transportation assistance from DSWD with P20,910,810 total amount disbursed.
A total of 53 clients also availed DSWD’s medical assistance with a total amount disbursed of P198,000.
Likewise, the DSWD continue to conduct enlisting of applicants for its cash for work program with a target of 8,000 workers.
Simultaneous profiling of beneficiaries for DSWD’s sustainable livelihood program are also conducted in the three barangays of Boracay.
Meanwhile, the DSWD continue to provide assistance to affected residents and workers in Boracay at their operation center at Faith Village in Station 3, Manocmanoc.
Apart from transportation assistance, the Department of Social Welfare and Development starts giving education assistance for affected residents and workers in Boracay.