To ensure that no one is left behind, NEDA employees continue to work hard to consciously promote the full realization of the Global Goals 2030 and to give value to the Care Economy.  Five out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are strongly focused on the future of children namely: Goal 1: End Child Poverty,  Goal 4: Ensure Quality Education, Goal 8: Equal Job Opportunities for all, Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries,  and Goal 16: Promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.  While NEDAns work hard to help formulate plans and policies to achieve these goals, the conscious personal efforts of each staff also counts.

The Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) in Region VI, in collaboration with the Tawo ang Sentro Credit Cooperative (TASCC) conducted an outreach activity in the SOS Children’s Village in Zarraga, Iloilo on December 20, 2021.  Food items, hygiene kits and a few library materials were shared to 118 children (M: 57; F: 61) who currently reside in 11 households within the village.

“SOS Children’s Village provides the foundation for life to children who need a place to call home” (Nelson Mandela  – Nobel Peace Prize Awardee).   The SOS Children’s village in Zarraga, Iloilo is one of the 164 maintained villages across 32 countries in Asia.  It has villages in 136 countries and territories around the world.  In the past 70 years, this non-governmental and non-denominational organization who provide alternative care for young individuals by maintaining safe, resilient and self-sustaining communities.  (IGPahila/NEDA6)