ATI Assesses Rural Development Program for the Youth

In assessment, "the perfect is the enemy of the good".
Let`s keep striving for the good.

- Tom Angelo-

MAKATI CITY--- On its second year of program implementation, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently held its mid-year assessment to determine its progress and attainment of their goals and objectives relative to the 4-H Club Youth Development Program (FYDP), a rural-based organization (RBO) that helps attain Food Security and Self-Sufficiency of the Department of Agriculture. 

With ATI as the lead implementing agency, the said program has been empowering the youth towards poverty alleviation as well as in the agriculutral and rural development sector. Likewise, various livelihood projects for the 4-H Clubs are already spread out across the country. Not counting the scholarship that benefited more than 300 deserving youth lately.
Thus, the Mid-Year Assessment of the 4-H Club Youth Development Program Year Two gathered together some 58 delegates from the ATI Network of Training Centers who are focal persons for the Rural-Based Organizations (RBOs), the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Units (DA-RFUs) FYDP Coordinators, national coordinators from the ATI Central Office, the Regional 4-H Club presidents and a representative from Special Projects Coordination and Management Division (SPCMAD) of the Department of Agriculture.
The participants presented the regional accomplishments of the 4-H Clubs and got updated on the new programs for the organization. Likewise, the group identified strategies to respond to the issues and concerns and came up with ideas for the improvement of the current projects and development of plans and activities for the remaining years of the program. On the other hand, Antonieta J. Arceo, ATI-Knowledge Products Management Division Chief discussed some updates on the 4-H Club website.
The three day event was held last July 25 to 27, 2011 at El Cielito Hotel this city. (Beatriz A. Yanga with reports from Benedicta A. Dimaranan and photos from Rosalinda M. Banayag)