CDWs need computer literacy training- Batay-an

TABUK CITY, Kalinga  – To use computers and related computer applications efficiently especially on the use of data-based reporting system, child development workers (CDWs) need to undergo training on basic computer literacy.

Focused on the Microsoft Office applications delivered using a hands-on practical approach, Irene Batay-an, child monitoring worker for District IV said that the training will equip the participants to the basics of computing which they need in the updating of masterlist of day care children.

She said that the training should be given at the earliest possible time to teach them on proper filling out of their pupils’ information using the masterlist form that is readily downloaded and installed in laptops or desktop units.

These significant information, she said are the name of their parents or guardians, birthdate, household number and nutritional status.

‘’Only the day care monitoring workers and few CDWs know how to use the application. The CDWs give us their monthly reports and other outputs which we upload causing too much burden on our part,’’ Batay-an expressed.

Batay-an clarified that since the LGU cannot procure laptops to 114 CDWs, they should source out fund to acquire one for themselves.

Another reason why she wants to materialize the training is the frequent delay on the submission of reports to the regional office of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which she believes can be settled only when they learn computer literacy.

She informed that the DSWD-CAR gives P50,000.00 to LGUs who submits reports on time or earlier than scheduled which has never been achieved by the city government.

‘’The training, which can run for five days will not only will give them the technical know-how but also will increase their ability to upgrade their skills and learn new potentials at work,’’ Batay-an added.

Backed with a fund to support training expenses, Batay-an said that the activity will make them better prepared, resourceful and collaborative in managing their centers amidst a challenging operating landscape.

By Darwin S. Serion

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