A special skills training for community health workers was held on April 27-29, 2019 in Medellin. The training was attended by CHWs from four barangays, namely, Barangay Kawit (10 CHWs), Barangay Daanlungsod (10 CHWs), Barangay Gibitngil (9 CHWs) and Barangay Maharuhay (10 CHWs).
The training is part of the health component of the project “Integrated Community-based Livelihood Project for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors in Medellin and Daanbantayan, Cebu” in eight impoverished mountain barangays in the two municipalities which is funded by Caritas Austria. It is a social development project implemented by the Cebu-Bohol Relief and Rehabilitation Center (CRRC) which provides livelihood projects and social services to the residents in the barangays.
The project lasts from December 1, 2017 to November 31, 2019. Its objective is to contribute to an increased resilience of Typhoon Yolanda survivors through sustainable livelihood and health support in Medellin and Daanbantayan.
Topics of the training included principles of leadership, conducting meetings, planning and evaluation, and record keeping.