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Our Target Members

Organizations, institutions, agencies, academe/schools and individual experts providing training courses and related capability building programs along social welfare and development.

The following entities may be invited as members of the SWD L-Net:

  • DSWD registered, licensed and accredited SWD agencies along the five (5) major SWD sectoral programs operating in the region;
  • Representatives of academic institutions providing social work and related courses,              including association of schools of social work and social work educators;
  • Representatives of recognized Social Work Professional Organizations.
  • Organizations/agencies/institutions providing support (e.g. funds, facilities, etc.) for capacity building and skills training along SWD programs and services; and
  • Individuals/professionals who may be tapped as experts and consultants along the major social welfare sectoral programs namely: child, youth, women, family, persons with disability and older persons. 

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Advantages of being a SWD L-Net NCR Member

  •  Has access to relevant and appropriate quality  capability-building programs organized by the Network, its Members and Partners.
  • With opportunity to network with a pool of SWD professionals and mobilize training resources.
  • Promote individual or organization’s professional expertise along SWD capability-building programs.
  • Increase awareness on relevant and recent training needs relative to SWD sectoral concerns. 

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We Provide

  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Customized Training
  • Consultancy
  • Study Tours

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Our Logo


The SWD L-Net logo contains letter L with a ring. L stands for Learning Network, while the ring represents the members of the Learning Network which include GOs, NGOs, Academe, Associations and individuals.

The symbol represents the spirit of continuing partnership through information and exchange of expertise.

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1. Develop training designs/modules and learning resource materials customized to the needs of the Learning   Network members and non-members.

2. Conduct capability-building activities for SWD L-Net members and non-members.

3. Formulate SWD policies for the operationalization of capability-building programs.

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“Capability-building providers and direct service implementers in NCR have access to relevant and appropriate quality capability building programs towards effective and efficient service delivery.”



To enhance the competencies of capability-building providers and direct service implementers in NCR to improve the service delivery system.

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the KapitBisig Laban saKahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), the World Bank (WB), Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) and the Cities of Muntinlupa and Malabon signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) recently for the implementation of a project that will generate employment and livelihood in 47 poor communities in the cities of Malabon and Muntinlupa.

DSWD–NCR Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan said the JSDF-Livelihood Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Communities (JSDF-LVUC) project is a complementary project of DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS or the KapitBisig Laban saKahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services which will bring benefits to 10 barangays with 24 communities from Malabon City and 23 communities from six (6) barangays from Muntinlupa City.

The LVUC will use the Community Driven and Development (CDD) approach which has been tested and proven effective in overcoming extreme poverty in the country’s poorest of the poor provinces.

Mayor Antolin Oreta of Malabon City expressed his full support in the implementation of the program and acknowledged the benefits that it will bring to his poor constituents.

City Social Welfare and Development Head, Annalyn Mercado, who spoke in behalf of Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi also thanked the DSWD for bringing another project that will improve the lives of the poor.

Muntinlupa City Lone District Congressman Rodolfo Biazon, also gave his full support to the project as it reaches the marginalized by addressing their concerns on livelihood, employment and relocation.  He thanked the DSWD for including the six (6) barangays of the city in the project implementation and appealed for inclusion of the two more marginalized barangays of the city.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano–Soliman, in her response, acknowledged the important roles of barangay chairpersons and Muntinlupa and Malabon LGUs and challenged them to share their decision making power with members of the community in deciding and identifying responsive solutions to the needs and problems of the community.

‘Ang prosesong ito ay alinsunod din sa panuntunan ni Pangulong Aquino na ang taong–bayan ang boss, dahil ang kaunlaran ng mga mahihirap na mamamayan ay kaunlaran din ng ating bansa,’ said Secretary Soliman.

She also enjoined the barangay chairpersons and LGU officials to help alleviate the plight of the poor by encouraging them to be engaged in productive activities to improve their state well-being.

Under the JSDF–LVUC, each identified poor community is entitled to P1M worth of community projects using an emergency employment scheme adapted from the DSWD cash-for-work program, livelihood skills training for job placements and establishment of community enterprise.  Its implementation shall be supervised by the partner Non–Government Organization (NGO) which is the Foundation for Development Alternatives, Inc.

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DSWD-NCR awards capital assistance to 3 SEA-K Associations

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) awarded P249,000.00 worth of capital assistance to three (3) Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) associations from the cities of Pasay and Navotas during its flag ceremony last July 22, 2013.

DSWD-NCR Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan handed over the ceremonial checks to the representatives of the three associations namely: Matiyaga, Sama-sama Together and Leongson SEA-K Associations.

Director Bonoan said the recipients of the capital assistance are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Set-1) who will be completing the five-year implementation of the program.

“Through our sustainable livelihood interventions to the set-1 beneficiaries, we will be able to help improve their well-being, so that when they are no longer receiving grants from Pantawid Pamilya program, they will be able to continue to provide the needs of their family,” Bonoan added.

Melinda Labanon, a Parent Leader and President of Leongson SKA from Navotas City was grateful for the seed capital because it enabled her to put up a small business. Also, she expressed her gratitude for the positive developments that the Pantawid Pamilya program brought to their lives.

“Malaking tulong ang Pantawid Program sa amin dahil ang nakukuha kong grant para sa dalawang anak ko ay talagang nagagamit sa pagbili ng mga gamit nila sa eskwelahan. Noong nagkaroon ng Pantawid sa buhay namin, parang nabawasan ang problema ko,” shared Melinda.
Director Bonoan also announced that from 2011, DSWD-NCR has served 277 SEA-K Associations or 4,941 families and provided a total amount of PhP 30,763,500.00 capital assistance.

“This is part of our commitment to the Department’s strategic goal to improve the well-being of the 13,475 household beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the National Capital Region,“ Bonoan concluded.

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