DAGUPAN CITY, May 23 (PIA) -– At least 1,664 youth from Pangasinan were hired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development for 52 days and will have the chance not just to earn but participate in nation building as well.
The Government Internship Program (GIP) of DSWD signaled the hiring of out-of-school youth, and undergraduate and unemployed graduates aged 18-30 years old who will receive a stipend of P246 a day, according to DSWD’s Information Officer Iryn Delos Reyes.
These interns will be assigned in barangays, field offices, centers and institutions of the DSWD, and registered non-government organizations.
They will perform various tasks in the core social protection programs of DSWD such as Pantawid Pamilya, social pension program, supplementary feeding, cash for work for small scale farmers and fishermen, and internally displaced persons and day care services, in partnership with local government units.
Delos Reyes said the GIP provides opportunities for young people to earn and augment the family income as they develop their skills in preparing for future employment.
In the entire Region I, there are 6,096 youths hired and deployed in 3,265 barangays.
The GIP is in adherence to President Benigno Aquino’s thrust to strengthen the youth by empowering them on their skills and potentials through their participation in various government programs. (PIA 1, Pangasinan with reports from DSWD)