The Conrado & Ladislawa Alcantara Foundation, Inc. (CLAFI) conducted a series of consultations with the Indigenous Cultural Communities in Alabel, Malapatan, Maasim, and Malungon in Sarangani Province for its Project Kaklung dad Nga (Protect Our Children), a family strengthening project that ultimately aims to ensure the protection of children. The community consultations are in compliance with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 or the Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSPs) and Customary Laws (CLs) Research and Documentation Guidelines of 2012, which mandates the securing of the consent of the Indigenous Cultural Community before the conduct of every activity that involves their IKSP.
A family strengthening intervention, the Project Kaklung dad Nga will hold discussions on how to build and maintain strong families for the protection of the children localized according to the culture of the Indigenous Cultural Community. It is implemented by CLAFI with funding and capacity building from Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation.
Family strengthening is a program of Consuelo Foundation that fosters a safe, nurturing home for at-risk family members. This is made possible by opening pathways to essential family programs and services and educating family members on key topics such as family dynamics, responsible parenthood, positive discipline, children’s rights, and many more.