The National Nutrition Council (NNC), through the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, conducted the Provincial Technical Assistance Monitoring Evaluation (TAME) in areas where the Early Childhood Care and Development of the First 1000 Days (ECCD F1K) Program was implemented, namely, Bato, Iriga, Libmanan, and Sipocot, Camarines Sur on August 22-23, 2019.
Two teams, comprised of representatives from the National Nutrition Council Regional Office V, Department of Education Regional Office V, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturists, Provincial Planning and Development Office, and Provincial Health Office, regularly visits one municipality per day to monitor the progress and overall well-being of the communities under the ECCD F1K Program.
Moreover, this program aims to ensure the total development of each child through the continuous delivery of health, nutrition, early education, and social services from pregnancy to its first two years of life.
To meet this target, barangays San Miguel, Tres Reyes, and Sta. Cruz in Bato, San Nicolas, San Agustin, and Francia in Iriga, Lipilip, Anib, and South Centro in Sipocot, and Cambalidio, Bahao, Sigamot, and Sibujo in Libmanan were thoroughly evaluated by the TAME team. The team requested documentations and records from the visited families, and they also identified the positive outcomes brought by the program.
At the same time, communal gardens of each barangay were also visited to ensure that the program is effectively implemented. Each garden has vegetables, crops, chickens, and ducks which are being taken good care by selected recipients of the seedlings and animal dispersal.
At the end of the visitation, feedbackswere given to the municipal mayors and health officers of Bato, Iriga, Libmanan, and Sipocot.The team will continue to monitor other ECCD Communities in Camarines Sur.