Community Development & Empowerment
Small Island Integrated Land Development in Support of Coastal Resource Management ( CRM ) in Refugio Island, San Carlos City, Neg.Occ.
2003 – 2005
The Project benefited 70 Refugio Island fisher folk farmers. Project
initiatives included the following:
Agroforestry and soil and water conservation technical trainings
Values formation and Capability building
Installation of two drip irrigation farming systems in the associations community farm
Installation of rain catchment systems in over forty households
Formation of two People’s association, one in each barangay
Credit support and association’s starting capital
An Integrated Solid Waste Management Information , Education and Communications Campaign for the Urban and Rural Areas of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
Conducted an information, education and communication campaign (IEC) in all the 18 Barangays and 75% of the households of San Carlos City. Barangay Councils and Solid Waste Councils have been oriented and capacitated through various trainings on Ecological Solid Waste Management. Based on the latest waste characterization conducted last April 2007, segregated collection (supported by the policy of “no segregation, no collection) is currently achieving an 90% content of biodegradable waste in the biodegradable collection and 66% content of non-biodegradable waste in the non-biodegradable collection.
Barangay councils have also received enhancement trainings on planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of their initiatives. The conduct of a monitoring, evaluation and feedback of their compliance to RA 9003 ( The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) has steered them to better participation and implementation.
Office and operational systems for the efficient implementation of activities related to ecological waste management were participatively formulated and supported by forms for effective documentation and analysis. The operation of the Ecology Center and the overall management of waste will greatly benefit from the delivery of segregated waste and residuals and the implementation of systems geared towards efficiency and cost effectiveness.
GENESYS is also an active member of the San Carlos City Solid Waste Management Board.
Integrated and Comprehensive Reproductive Health and Coastal Resource Management For San Carlos Corridor
2002 – 2005
This project was a venture of the Julio and Florentina Ledesma Foundation, Inc with GENESYS Foundation, Inc. supplying the information, education and communication (IEC) component on coastal resource management. Participants such as Barangay health workers, youth groups, Barangay officials benefited from the sharing of the coastal resources experiences and learnings on Refugio (Sipaway) Island.
1.-Fortunate farmers and fisherfolks of Refugio Island as recipient of the CIDA project . They underwent series of technical ( with dole-out seedlings and garden tools ) and capability building seminars to improved there way of life. 2. - GENESYS catalyzed the IEC drive on solid waste management for the city of San Carlos under Hon Mayor Eugenio V. Lacson''s support. 3.- Managing solid waste is a lifestyle change, basic information drive started from individual household per barangay, to schools and various establishment both under local government and private sectors.