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Non-social worker happily joined and stays at DSWD

grace 1Mary Grace L. Pagaran, 34 years old, a graduate of BS Psychology and now an industrious City Link of the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) since January 17, 2011.

Even before being an employee of DSWD, Mary Grace is already looking forward to join the manpower of the Department as she wants to be an instrument in delivering the necessary programs and services to our poor constituents.

“Pangarap ko na po talaga ang makapagtrabaho sa DSWD noon pa. Ang iniisip ko lang noon, mahirap siguro makapasok dito dahil hindi naman ako Social Worker. Pero sa pagpapalawig ng Pantawid Pamilya program, nagbukas po ito ng job opportunity para sa mga katulad ko at marami pang gustong magserbisyo sa bayan,” Mary Grace shared to the attendees of the DSWD’s 65th founding anniversary rite in Malacañang Palace.

Beside His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III and DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, Mary Grace narrated on how being a City Link inspired him to take a second course of BS Social Work at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) where she will graduate this June 2016.

“Iniisip ng karamihan na tamad ang ating mga benepisyaryo. Pero sa totoo lang, sila ang pinakamasipag na gumigising sa umaga at kumakayod buong araw. Sadyang kulang lamang sila sa oportunidad na maiangat ang kanilang sarili at kakayahan. Ito ang iniaalay ng ating pamahalaan sa kanila—pag asa,” Mary Grace said.

Mary Grace also delivered an expression of gratitude from a Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary from Manila City named as Nanay Aida as she said “ sabi nga ng isang benepisyaryo, ito lang ang unang pagkakataon na naramdaman nila ang pagkalinga ng pamahalaan… nakakapagpalakas po ng loob ang ganoong mga salita. At kung tutuusin, isa lang si Nanay Aida sa milyun-milyong natutulungan natin sa DSWD dahil sa napakalaking suporta at paniniwala ng ating administrasyon sa ating mga programa.”grace 2

In her closing spiel, Mary Grace happily said, “ang pasasalamat sa akin ni Nanay Aida ay pasasalamat niya sa ating kasalukuyang liderato, at pasasalamat ko naman sa pamunuan ng DSWD. Buong puso kong ipinagmamalaking ako’y bahagi ng kapita-pitagang kagawarang ito.”

Mary Grace is among the currently hired 299 field staff of DSWD-NCR called as “City Links” who are monitoring the compliance of the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to the conditionalities set under the program.###

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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