Michael Canares, Managing Consultant of Step Up Consulting Services facilitated the national forum of the Self-Help Approach promoters in the Philippines in Legazpi City last September 6-10, 2010. The forum was funded by Kindernothilfe (Germany) and was participated in by 12 SHA promoters across the country.
Michael Canares, the managing consultant of Step Up Consulting Services, assisted the Philippine Commission on Women in the re-scoping of the Great Women Project, a project that seeks to create a local enabling environment for women micro-economic entrepreneurs in the country. The re-scoping activity was done at Days Hotel in Tagaytay City last August 30 to September 3.
Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation – Integrated Development Center of Cebu City hired Step Up Consulting Services to conduct a midterm evaluation of its project in Bantayan Island, Cebu City.
The work team of this engagement included recent graduate of Queensland University of Technology, Ms. Doreen Lerin, and Ms. Joyce Barafon of GoDev.
During the Kadayawan Festival weekend (August 20-22, 2010), Step Up team headed by Managing Consultant Michael Canares was in Davao to launch the preliminary process of developing a guidebook on Child-Focused Community Development. The activity was funded by Kindernothilfe Germany and was attended by four organizations across the country – Pag-ugmad sa Kabataan Foundation (Davao), Ilog Kinderhome Foundation, Inc. (Negros), Tribal Leaders Development Foundation, Inc. (South Cotabato), Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission (LASAC).
Step Up Consulting Services assisted three municipalities in the formulation of its Executive-Legislative Agenda. These are the municipalities of Jagna, Dauis, and Buenavista. The three municipalities had their ELA workshops at Bohol Plaza Resort and Restaurant in separate dates: Jagna (August 10-12, 2010), Dauis (August 18-19, 2010), and Balilihan (August 24-26).
These activities were well attended by the municipal mayors, vice mayors, sanggunian bayan members, NGO representatives, barangay captains, and department heads of the LGUs.