The Sectoral Development Projects consists of capacity-building activities for underserved sectors like farmers, fisherfolks, women and the youth. Volunteers of the program serve as facilitators for short participatory trainings and seminars based on local community needs and resources.
SINAG Youth Development Project
The SINAG (Sinag ng Pag-asa) Youth Development Project was derived from Jose Rizal’s metaphor for the youth as rays of light and hope. It consists of 1-3-day leadership, team-building and organizational management seminar-workshops for youth groups with the aim of increasing participants’ awareness of issues affecting them, enhance their knowledge of basic leadership principles and practices in community context, and developing group, project and conflict management skills.
SINAG emphasizes the need for youth to govern themselves and their organizations as part of their active citizenship training and growth into adult leaders.
YAMAN KABABAIHAN Women’s Development Project
Pahinungod recognizes women’s inherent rich capacities as agents of meaningful development. The Yaman Kababaihan project is composed of needs-based trainings, seminars and workshops on gender education, functional literacy, alternative livelihood, organizational management, health and nutrition.
The program likewise emphasizes the need for women to organize themselves so they may better assert their roles and potentials for social change.
KATATAGAN Community Resilience Project
With growing concerns over the effects of climate change and devastating experiences with disasters over the last decade, Pahinugod is committed into improving local capacities in environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation and risk management.
The KATATAGAN Project provides capacity-building sessions for community leaders and actors for the improvement of community climate change awareness and in the establishment of strategic risk mitigation, preparedness and management strategies.
KALIPUNAN (Pagpapalakas sa Kakayanan ng Lipunian) Grassroots Development Project
Pahinugod believes in a community’s capacity to induce local development and positive social change. As such it provides capacity-building and technical assistance to complement grassroots organizational development and support local initiative to address immediate, urgent community problems. These assistance ranges from environmental resource management, agribusiness planning and marketing, increasing agricultural productivity and food security and other organizational development interventions.
Subject experts from UP’s rich pool of human resources are mobilized as technical resource speakers, facilitators, assessment and monitoring specialists and ultimately help realize the community’s self-determination.