DSWD and LGU partners ensure the orderly implementation of education aid in the second week of payment

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field office social workers I assess the requirements of parents and guardians applying for educational assistance at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, San Fernando, La Union, on Saturday August 27th.

In line with its commitment to improve the delivery of its social welfare programmes, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported that the second week of disbursement of Educational Assistance to Students in Crisis has smoothly and peacefully with the help of Local Government Units (LGUs).

It may be recalled that the DSWD signed an agreement with the Department of Home Affairs and Local Government (DILG) to engage LGUs to provide venues and security to ensure the seamless and timely distribution of educational assistance , which falls under assistance to people in crisis. DSWD Situation Program (AICS).

On Saturday August 27, 2022, most regions opened education aid disbursement in an orderly fashion, some innovative DSWD Field Offices (FOs) to provide better services to queuing customers. Specifically, DSWD FO NCR provided entertainment through a karaoke session, while DSWD FO V customers in Sorsogon received free meals and bus rides from the provincial government.

As of 9 a.m. on August 29, over Php199.6 million in education aid has been distributed to 79,747 beneficiaries across the country for the second Saturday of the disbursement. Most of it went to the 26,704 college/professional beneficiaries amounting to Php 106.6 million; over Php33.9 million to 11,286 high school beneficiaries; Php34.4 million to 17,254 qualified secondary school applicants; and, Php24.5 million to 24,503 primary school students.

In total, DSWD distributed Php387.9 million in education aid to 153,315 students in crisis for the first and second week of the disbursement.

The DSWDthrough its Field Offices (FO), will continue to work with LGU partners to ensure the efficient and safe distribution of aid to students in crisis while adhering to existing minimum health and safety protocols in the medium of the current pandemic until September 24, the last Saturday for the payment of school aid from the agency.

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