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DSWD starts program for youths in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2012) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Northern Mindanao is currently conducting a series of orientation on “Expanded Government Internship Program for City and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers” who will also assist the agency in the conduct of the same program for thousands of qualifying youths throughout the region.
The program provides the youth, including those who are out-of-school, the opportunities to take part in nation-building through exposure to government service, and train them on skills, and contribution to their economic well-being.
The DSWD conducted orientation in Iligan Cityand Misamis Oriental on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in Lanao del Norte on Thursday and Bukidnon on Friday. It will also hold orientation in Camiguin on June 1 and Cagayan de Oro on June 4.
Lawyer Araceli Solamillo, DSWD regional director, said the young people may start their internship as soon as they have been oriented. The interns, she said, may work for 52 days and could be assigned in several offices and DSWD centers across the region.
“They may also be asked to perform not only actual office works, but also assist in the programs and projects implemented in the fields,” she said. (Charmaine Tadlas)

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