A special skills training for community health workers was held from November 23 to 26, 2018 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 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. The project is part of a wholistic project on social development 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.