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Thursday, January 28, 2016

ZNFEPA conducts stakeholders confab
By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 28 (PIA)—The Zamboanga del Norte Federation of Parents Association (ZNFEPA), which is working with the Childfund, held a stakeholders review meeting at Ariana Hotel here recently to assess its accomplishment from July to December 2015.

In a press statement issued to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), ZNFEPA Manager Mark Yaba said the gathering also aimed to gather ideas, support and recommendations from the stakeholders to strengthen their involvement in ZNFEPA’s programs in the province.

Yaba reported that ZNFEPA succeeded in extending assistance to 96 percent or 483 out of 500 children with ages 0-5 years old by providing for their needs and enabling their families to find livelihood opportunities.

It was also learned during the assessment meeting that ZNFEPA was able to cover 88 percent or 5,574 out of 6,344 children aged 10-14 years old, both in school and out-of-school, in its capacity/capability training programs.

Moreover, 80 percent of 1,443 youth with ages 15-24 years old had also benefited from ZNFEPA’s capacity trainings, which help them develop their communication skills, interpersonal relations, problem solving and decision-making skills. Coping with emotions and stress management have also been taught to them to develop   a positive behavior/attitude in life.

For their part, the stakeholders lauded ZNFEPA’s efforts in helping the government carry out the programs and projects aimed at transforming the lives of the children into productive citizens in the community.

The participants were also toured to the gallery which features the different activities undertaken by ZNFEPA in collaboration with concerned local government units in the province.

ZNFEPA, which was established on April 16, 2008, is a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-government organization based in Dipolog City. It serves as an umbrella organization of the Bantay-Dagat in Dipolog City, Kasilingan Parent’s Assocation in Toxas town, and Sto. Niño Bayanihan Parent’s Association in Sindangan municipality with more or less 4,500 family-members.