The framework highlights the need to take a holistic and integrated approach to address the multiple dimensions of poverty along six key priority areas, namely:
- Food Security and Nutrition – Ensuring that poor families have access to nutritious food by promoting sustainable agricultural practices
- Rural Development – Improving the income of poor families by providing them linkages to microenterprise development and employment
- Public Education – Providing access to Senior High School (SHS) programs to encourage enrollment and increase in the participation rate in SHS students
- Women Empowerment – Providing marginalized women opportunities to be socially and economically independent
- Universal Healthcare – Improving the health and nutrition of mothers and children under 5 years of age
- Housing and Resettlement – Building full-functioning communities in which the poor have access to basic needs such as electricity, water, livelihood, schools.
HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATED MODELS ON THE SIX ADVOCACIES
To promote a holistic and integrated approach in addressing poverty, Angat Buhay follows the lifecycle approach whereby programs and projects are targeted towards the different members of the family. To complement the standard package of services offered through the Angat Buhay platform, LGU Partners are encouraged to continue exploring innovative approaches to address the needs of their constituents.
The OVP believes that food security and nutrition are some of the most pressing issues our country is facing. The negative effects of malnutrition, especially during a child’s formative stages, are lasting and irreversible. Rather than focus on feeding programs, the OVP hopes to address the root problem of hunger and malnutrition by promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and ensuring that poor families have access to nutritious food in efforts to aid in the development of future generations.
The OVP believes that inclusive and sustainable economic growth can only be achieved if there is full, decent and productive employment for all. The program aims to improve the income of families living below the poverty threshold and decrease unemployment rates by helping improve access to employment opportunities and providing linkages to microenterprise development.
Under this key priority area, 8,106 families have been given access to better jobs and livelihood opportunities, through P24 million worth of resources mobilized.
The OVP aims to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Senior High School Programs with opportunity matching mechanisms should be made available, to encourage enrollment and increase the participation rate in High School students. Additional efforts are being made to link fresh graduates to immediately available job opportunities that are especially matched to their skill set.
To date, P16.14 Million worth of projects including classroom construction, teacher training, facilitation of scholarships provision of school supplies and other equipment currently benefit 8,106 families.
The OVP believes that women have a unique voice that should be heard in conversations and consultations, especially because they hold an integral role in the Filipino family dynamic. The OVP hopes to give women opportunities to be socially and economically independent, and that they be provided all avenues to achieve their individual and filial goals.
The OVP aims to promote healthy lives and ensure the well-being of everyone by increasing the number of people covered by health insurance or the public health system. Special attention is given to improve the health and nutrition of mothers and children under 5 years of age, as well as the provision of assistive devices to differently-abled persons.
To date, 2,581 indigent patients have been provided with assistive devices, free health services and consultations through the conduct of surgical, dental and medical missions.
The OVP aims to transcend just building houses; rather, to focus on measuring the improved quality of life of those who have been relocated and left without shelter. We envision not only to construct shelters but to form fully-functioning communities with basic needs like electricity, schools, and livelihood readily available for each member of the family.
To date, we have distributed solar kits and generators worth P147 million to 147 families, and have provided 1,786 families with water filters, water pumps, hygiene kits, relief goods, sinks and toilet bowls with an estimated total value of P1,450,000.00.