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DSWD, Qualfon forge partnership

DSWD Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre (2nd from right) shakes hand with Qualfon Cebu Site Director Steve Brown as a sign of affirmation to the Memorandum of Understanding between DSWD and Qualfon Philippines. Together with them is Qualfon Dumaguete Site Director David Jackson (extreme right) and Joslyn B. Canon, Education and Community Relations Director.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) forged a partnership with Qualfon Philippines, one of the biggest Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) companies in Cebu City with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 28, 2018.

 The DSWD and Qualfon Philippines both agreed to partner in improving the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals through this initiative.

As agreed on the MOU, Qualfon Philippines shall accommodate the participants of DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) for Pre-employment screening and process; and where DSWD participants who qualify for pre-employment process with Qualfon Philippines shall abide by its Company rules, regulations and procedures.

Both parties recognized the need of providing employment opportunities to the poor and vulnerable Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) and Non-Pantawid poor participants listed under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the DSWD.

The parties will also seek to identify a common working ground of providing direct employment opportunities to SLP program participants with competencies that would contribute to the goal of Qualfon Philippines to provide quality services to its clients

“It will definitely help to further fulfill our mission of making people’s life better by touching those in the community,” said Steve Brown, Qualfon Cebu Site Director.

The purpose of this effort is to create a convergence synergy model for direct employment opportunities for qualified SLP participants by giving them access to employment through Qualfon Philippines with the over-all goal of improving the socio-economic conditions of the participants in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

“It allows the opportunity to work hand in hand so that we can ensure that we fulfill the mission that we have which is making peoples’ lives better. We can do that through education or vocation to create jobs and most important thing for anyone to be able to employed, feed their families, send their children to school and do what’s necessary just to help good lives. We do thank the DSWD, we do thank this opportunity that we have as we continue and move forward,” said David Jackson, Qualfon Dumaguete Site Director.

“We are very excited to start immediately our partnership. This would mean that we have this additional big opportunity for the people that we are serving all over the region 7 to help them acquire skills that are needed and skills that would lead them to have better opportunities in the employment field,” expressed DSWD Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre. ###

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