caraga mobilizes volunteers for iycfThe National Nutrition Council- Caraga has continued the 2nd batch of barangay-level trainings on the community support for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF). The training on community mobilization in support to the IYCF Program aims to mobilize stakeholders and involve families and communities to promote, protect and support IYCF practices. The trainings are conducted in selected model barangays in the five provinces of the region.


The Municipality of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte started mobilizing volunteers with the training conducted at the Rural Health Unit of Barangay Kauswagan  on October 6-9, 2014. Over 25 participants, composed of barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, rural health midwives and mother-leaders attended the activity.

 Meanwhile the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Province of Dinagat Island and Surigao del Sur conducted their mobilization on October 14-17, 2014. In Agusan del Sur, the model barangay was Brgy. Consuelo in the municipality of Bunawan. The training was conducted at the barangay hall and led by the Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Elena Bandoy, with the support of the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Laniebelle T. Angchangco. Participants were mostly barangay health workers and some mother-leaders.  


Barangay Poblacion, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur was the site of another model barangay. Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Ermelinda C. Ascarez led  the training at the barangay hall,  together with District Nutrition Program Coordinator Ms. Marilu M. Gallardo, Nutrition Officer II Ms. Miloniza N. Serra and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Ronalyn Francisco.  The participants were a combination of municipal personnel, barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholar and volunteer mothers.


In Cagdianao, Province of Dinagat Islands, the training was conducted at Barangay Poblacion at the conference room of the municipal hall.  The 25 participants were composed of barangay officials, barangay nutrition scholar, barangay health workers and mother-leaders. The training was facilitated by the Municipal Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Enecita Borja and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Ma. Lerma B. Erno. 


Surigao del Norte will undertake their community mobilization in the municipality of Claver. NNC Caraga will continue to monitor the conduct of trainings.  ###