Step Up Consulting services was contracted by the Hugpong sa Kalambuan-Dabaw (HKDI) and World Vision to conduct an end-of-program evaluation of the area development program implemented in 12 communities in Davao City. Michael Canares served as the chair of the 6-member field evaluation team. He was assisted by research associate Jean Celeste Paredes, also of Step Up.
The presentation of evaluation results was done at Regency Hotel in Davao City last 16 August 2011 and was attended by board of trustees, barangay leaders and HKDI partners.
HKDI is a community based organization established almost 13 years ago that envisions a developed and peaceful community wherein families freely exercise their faith and live in accordance with the will of God/Allah/Magbabaya. It also desires to help build communities that model the values of social justice, respect the rights and dignity of people, take care of the environment, and actively involve in building a government that is responsive to the genuine needs and aspirations of the people.