“Knowledge becomes more useful when shared”.
This is very true for the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) as it continue to cater students from various colleges and universities for their internship at the agency.
Recently, BDA welcomed students from Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) who are taking Bachelor of Science in Social Work.
Said students will undergo 1,000 hours of supervised field practice related to their course. They will primarily spend their internship at the Moro Orphanage Complex managed by BDA under its Orphan Care Program through the support of InsaniYardimVakfi (IHH), a humanitarian foundation based in Turkey.
They will also undergo several learning activities such as lectures on what and who is BDA, the agency’s experience of development services in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, the agency’s programs and projects and study tours and exposures to the agency’s project sites and centers.
This current internship program for said students commenced on September 20, 2017 and expected to culminate on Dec. 26 of this year.
To note, there were already on-the-job trainings for other students from CCSPC, University of Southern Mindanao (USM), STI College Cotabato and from Prince Songkla University in Thailand.
In BDA-Davao Region, some students have already visited the office for research and exposures.
BDA is a development agency established in accordance with the Humanitarian, Rehabilitation and Development Aspect of GPH-MILF Tripoli Agreement of June 2001.
Along with the mission of development in the CAAM, the agency is also expected of building and strengthening the capacity and skills of its people while it aspires for an institutionalized organization.