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[ KKPP DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 15, S. 1995, June 20, 1995 ]


Pursuant to Executive Order No. 139, series of 1993 relative to the implementation of Kabataan 2000 - President’s Youth Work Program (PYWP), the following policies and procedures are hereby approved for compliance of all DSWD Field Offices. The Department of Social Welfare and Development is the lead agency in the implementation of the Immersion Outreach Program (IOP) and Community Building Project (CBP) which are DSWD’s contribution to Kabataan 2000. However, DSWD also actively participates in the implementation of the Government Internship Program (GIP).

Moreover, the adoption of Executive Order 176 or otherwise known as the National Youth Development Plan (NYDP), reinforces Kabataan 2000 as the Plan seeks to maximize the youth’s vital role in society and their active participation in nation building; and promote youth development through conscious exercise of their rights and duties as well as instill the value of patriotism and nationalism.

Furthermore, the implementation of Kabataan 2000 is the DSWD’s response to the UN resolution urging Member States to contribute to the preparation of the Tenth anniversary of International Youth Year (IYY) in 1995 and to the formulation of the World Youth Work Program of Action towards the year 2000 and beyond. The Program of Actions specifically promotes strengthening of youth organizations and voluntary community services for the youth.



Kabataan 200 is year -round work program for the youth to support Philippines 2000. Kabataan 2000 is a spin-off from the President’s summer Youth Work Program. It provides opportunities for high school and college students, vocational students and out-of-school youth (OSY) to engage in productive activities for the entire year. The program seeks to channel the energies of the youth toward constructive activities that contribute to nation-building. A Steering Committee oversees the implementation of the year-round youth work program.


DSWD Program Components

The Department of Social Welfare and Development designed the Immersion Outreach Program and Community Building Project as components of Kabataan 2000 in order to reach the disadvantaged out-of-school youth to enable them utilize available resources and opportunities and thereby prepare them to make significant contribution to the attainment of the goal and objectives of the Kabataan 2000.

These two program components are part of the Sulong Dunong Para sa Kabataan 2000.


Goals and Objectives of DSWD’s Kabataan 2000 Program

A. Goal: To enable the youth to realize their potentials, become responsible leaders and contributing citizens to national development.

B. Specific Objectives :

1. To install in the youth the sense of volunteerism and value of community service to less privileged sectors of the society.

2. To develop the interest, capacities and positive attitudes of the youth to enable them attain self-fulfillment and a more positive self-image.

3. To develop a sense of responsibility and leadership skills to be able to work effectivity with others for the benefit of their family, community and the nation as a whole.



A. Immersion Outreach Program (IOP) is a series of activities whereby the out-of-school youth volunteers are assigned in depressed barangays or centers/institutions. The following are suggested activities;

1. Assist in the organization of Pag-asa Youth Movement (PYM) and other youth organizations and conduct activities such as peer counseling, leadership training, sports, socio-cultural and recreational activities;

2. Assist in the implementation of retained DSWD programs and services such as conduct surveys, group activities for children in especially difficult circumstances in centers, on the streets or in the communities;

3. Assist in caring of infants and other children with special needs, the elderly and those with disabilities in DSWD institutions;

4. Act as care-giver, tutor, reader, etc. to pre-school children in Day Care Centers, street children in Lingap Centers, senior citizens and other institutions;

5. Conduct of recreational, social and sports activities with street children, youth offenders and other children in institutions and in the community;

6. Assist in relief and rehabilitation activities for disaster victims in evacuation center and resettlement areas;

B. Community building Project: Weekend Youth Brigade

Community building projects are activities where a group of out-of-school youth volunteers are organized as a youth brigades to undertake community development projects. They are further encouraged to plan and initiate continuing activities particularly in DSWD and NGO centers for children and youth. The following activities may be undertaken:

1. Conduct tree planting, vegetable gardening, garbage collection, cleaning of surroundings, drainage of canals and other environmental sanitation activities

2. Assist in the repair of center’s facilities such as recreational and sports centers, furnitures, kitchen, bedrooms and other significant structure.

3. Assist in the construction or repair of playground and sport facilities as well as initiate beautification projects such as painting, decorations of pathways, planting of ornamental plants, etc.

C. Government Internship Program

Government Internship Program (GIP) is the provision of opportunities to in-school youth or students to train in government operations by assigning them to various units and divisions in a particular office/unit.

GIP activities may include computer operation, data banking and statistics, reproduction and packaging of materials, art illustration, clerical activities, records filing, indexing and others.


Target Youth

The Immersion Outreach Program and Community building Project shall be available to out-of-school youth who are PYM members between 15-24 years of age while the Government Internship Program is for the in-school youth of the same age group.



A. Immersion Outreach Program

1. The Immersion Outreach Program shall be implemented in the fourteen (14) Field Offices by the Child and Youth Development Specialist (CYDS) assisted by the Youth Development Officers (YDOs).

2. Recruitment and screening of IOP participants shall be undertaken every first month of a quarter while implementation or immersion and reporting follows in the second and third month respectively for every quarter.

3. The Regional Training Coordinator (RTC) and Regional Training Officer (RTO) in coordination with the Child and Youth Development Specialist (CYDS) and Youth Development Office (YDO) shall assist in the screening and interview of applicants at the DSWD Field Offices based on given schedules.

4. DSWD Field Office shall recruit ten (10) participants every quarter who will be assigned in depressed barangays and centers/institutions to render volunteer work according to chosen or recommended areas of interests.

5. Selected participants shall undergo a one-day orientation to discuss the DSWD program and services. Immersion and Outreach program, self and interpersonal relationship, their roles and responsibilities. Additional topics may be added based on their areas of immersion e.g. disaster management, etc.

6. Participants to the IOP shall be extended the amount between 80.00 (for rural areas) and 100.00 (for urban areas) per youth per day to augment their daily expenses and needs while undergoing immersion activities which will not exceed more than 20 days.

7. IOP participants shall conduct among themselves a sharing or feedback session every end of the week or every after 5 days to discuss salient matters concerning their immersion activities such as threshing out problems encountered and coming up with appropriate recommendations or solutions. The Social Worker assigned to supervise the participants shall facilitate the sharing session while the Supervising Social Worker or Child and Youth Development Specialist provides technical inputs.

B. Community Building Project (CBP)

1. The Community building Project shall be implemented in the fourteen (14) Field Offices by the Child and Youth Development Specialists (CDYS) assisted by the Youth Development Officers (YDO).

2. Implementation of CBP is year round therefore recruitment and conduct of activities shall be done on a quarterly basis or as the need arises.

3. The RTC and RTO in coordination with the CYDS and YDO will assist in the screening and interview of applicants at the DSWD Field Offices based on given schedules.

4. DSWD Field Offices shall recruit at least 20 - 30 OSY participants per quarter who would undertake any of the suggested activities under CBP. Conduct of activities shall be done for one day only preferably on a weekend either Saturday of Sunday. The group shall be known as the Weekend Youth Brigade (WYB). However, participants are encouraged to perform such volunteer work on a continuous basis.

5. The CYDS shall coordinate with the Local Government Units concerned in the recruitment or organization of youth volunteers from among the PYM groups in the area who are interested to participate in CBP. Likewise, the CYDS shall also coordinate with the agency, institutions or NGO in order to determine the nature of activities to be undertaken, the responsibilities of the youth volunteers, the agency and the DSWD.

6. The CYDS assisted by the YDO, RTC and RTO shall conduct a half-day orientation among selected youth participants to discuss areas of volunteer work including objectives, responsibilities and expectations. They shall be motivated to perform voluntary community services as one of their continuing activities in the light of the goals and objectives of NYDP and Kabataan 2000.

7. DSWD Field Offices are encouraged to mobilize resources in the community particularly from LGUs/NGOs to support the implementation of CBP.

C. Government Internship Program

1. The GIP shall be implemented in the DSWD Central Office through the Bureau of Child and Youth Welfare and the 14 Field Offices in coordination with the Child and Youth Development Specialist (CYDS) assisted by the Youth Development Officers (YDO).

2. The GIP activities will cover a period of two months or 40 working days on a continuous basis particularly during summer.

3. Application and recruitment of participants shall be undertaken by the concerned offices during the month of March or 15 days before the start of GIP activities.

4. The BCYW and Personnel Development Service (for Central Office Only, CYDS or YDOs shall be responsible in the processing of applications, screening and interview of applicants to determine the qualification, interest and readiness of the GIP participants.

5. Applications who passed the interview shall undergo a half-day orientation to discuss job expectations and familiarize themselves in their respective assignments. The implementing office in coordination with the in-charge of the unit or division concerned shall provide the orientation.

6. GIP beneficiaries shall be extended the amount of 80.00 (for rural areas) and 100.00 (for urban areas) per youth per day to augment their daily expenses and needs while undergoing internship activities which will not exceed 40 days.

7. Participants shall submit a written report on their accomplishments every month to their respective supervisors.


Reporting and Monitoring

1. Participants are expected to render a comprehensive written report regarding their immersion and community building activities to the DSWD Field Office. The consolidated report shall be forwarded to Bureau of Child and Youth Welfare not later than the second week of the third month of every quarter and for CBP immediately after the conduct of said activity.

2. The Bureau of Child and Youth Welfare shall likewise consolidate the reports coming from the 14 Field Offices for submission to the Presidential Council for Youth Affairs acting as the National Secretariat.

3. The DSWD Field Office shall coordinate closely with the Bureau of Child and Youth Welfare for the implementation of the IOP, CBP and GIP.

4. The BCYW shall provide the necessary technical assistance and funds, based on the availability of funds, particularly for the IOP implementation to the Field Offices and to conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of said program.


Linkages with Other Agencies

To ensure efficient and effective implementation of IOP, CBP and GIP, DSWD Field Offices are encouraged to coordinate and maintain linkages with other government agencies such as DECS, DILG, DENR, DPWH, DOT, DOH and DA. These agencies may refer out-of-school youth to DSWD who may want to participate in such activities.

The Presidential Council for Youth Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Information Agency are enjoined to provide media coverage and dissemination in the implementation of the said program.

DSWD Field Offices are also encouraged to refer Pag-asa Youth Member to other Kabataan 2000 component programs based on the following:

    1. DOLE — Work Appreciation program (WAP)
    2. DOT — Tourism Training and Appreciation Program (TTAP)
    3. DPWH — Youth Infrastructure Program
    4. DOH — Health Outreach Program (HOP)
    5. DENR — Seedling Production and Tree Planting Program



Funds for the implementation of Immersion Outreach Program shall come from the bureau of Child and Youth Welfare based on the available funds under Sulong Dunong Para sa Kabataan 2000 which will be alloted to DSWD Field Offices. However, FOs are expected to generate additional funding from other regional funding sources, LGUs, NGOs and the private sector/sponsors.

For compliance.

Adopted: 20 June 1995

Acting Secretary
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