Residents of Barangay Budlingin, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, expressed their gratitude for their newly repaired Daycare Center. Parents, and the 27 children currently enrolled, are amazed and happy with the new and improved look of their Daycare Center: newly painted roofs, walls and ceilings, glass jalousies, new doors, paved entranced, repaired gate and improved fence and tiled toilets, were some of the improvements.
It was during the Participatory Rural Appraisal and the formulation of their Barangay Development Plan, that parents, Daycare workers and members of the barangay council (headed by Punong Barangay Hon. Arlencita C. Paquiao), originally raised the issue regarding the deplorable condition of the Daycare Center. Thus, the repair of the Daycare Center became one of the priority projects identified under the Education component of Convenio 07-Co1-031.
The Barangay Education Technical Working Group, chaired by Daycare worker, Ms. Elenita P. Tabamo, and assisted by Community Development Facilitator, Mr. Weng Lobrigas, supported by the Barangay Council and the local government of Alegria, prepared all the documents and processed the required counterpart from stakeholders. Fundacion Intered approved the repair proposal, amounting to Php 119,139.00; the repair works commenced on May 12, 2011, following a pre-construction meeting. The skilled workers hired for the project are all barangay residents, and a total of 42 barangay volunteers helped in all the major and minor activities. Engineering supervision plus the provision of sand & gravel were provided by the Municipal LGU, under the leadership by Hon. Mayor Dominador G. Esma Jr.; food-for-work for the volunteers was provided by the MSWDO.
As of this writing, the audio-video equipment was just delivered to the Daycare Center, adding excitement and entertainment for the daycare kids.