CJFI is serious about its goal three years ago (2013) for the CJFI Davao Center to achieve a Level 3 Accreditation which is the highest level of accreditation that a Social Welfare and Development Agency (SWADA) can achieve in the country. The said accreditation can be acquired through compliance with the requirements and standards set by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Essentially, a Level 3 Accreditation is a representation of a standard of excellence which includes but is not limited to state-of-the-art facilities, filled staffing positions, regular submission of reportorial requirements, enhanced Manual of Operations, and long-term strategic plans.Congratulations to all who contributed to this great achievement. @dswdserves #CJFI #supportCJFI Click To Tweet
On September 22, 2016, the actual rigorous accreditation process commenced and was facilitated by the accreditor/assessor, Ms. Virgie Petronio, Head Accreditor (Mindanao) from the Standards Bureau (SB) DSWD Central Office.
After three (3) months of dedicated compliance to the requirements for the accreditation process, CJFI Davao finally received the Certificate of Accreditation from DSWD on December 19, 2016 during the DSWD Regional Office XI awarding ceremony. Present to award the Certificate of Accreditation are Ms. Mercedita Jabagat, DSWD Regional Director and Mr. Alfredo Sy, DSWD Standards Unit Head and Social Welfare Officer IV of the Standards Unit (SU).
CJFI Davao Center is located in a four (4) hectare lot in Indangan, Davao City which is dedicated for CJFI’s social welfare and development initiatives. The new building which served as the new home for the children was a joint venture project funded by Children’s Joy Foundation Canada.
Ms. Rosemarie N. Dimagnaong, CJFI Executive Director, humbly received the award together with CJFI Davao Center Head, Ms. Marichel U. Eyog. In her acceptance speech, Ms. Dimagnaong said that this is another milestone for CJFI that all started with a vision of a kind-hearted man Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy and that CJFI will continue to reach out to children in need especially those that will fall under CJFI’s client categories. She also added that CJFI will continuously be a strong arm and intermediary of DSWD in the delivery of efficient and effective social services to clientele in need.
Jabagat, the Regional Director, said that CJFI will be their inspiration to upgrade their own residential facilities. CJFI is the first Level 3 accredited NGO in Region XI and the region is so proud to be a guiding instrument for this to become possible by providing intensive technical assistance. She also gave her congratulatory message to the Founding President, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy.