KATILINGBAN SA KALAMBUAN ORGANIZATION, INC.
HEAD OF THE ORGANIZATION
Fr. Angel C. Calvo
BACKGROUND OF THE ORGANIZATION
Katilingban sa Kalambuan Org., Inc. (KKI) is a non-stock non-profit organization founded in 1995, to help marginalized communities cope with the growing socio-economic problems in Zamboanga City.
KKI was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 7, 1998. From 1996 to date, KKI has become the foremost non-government organization in Zamboanga City. Initially carrying out the work of community organizing with residents in blighted communities, KKI works with community-based associations on issues affecting landless and homeless urban residents. Thus, KKI’s Socialized Housing was conceptualized and provided the communities with low-cost housing.
KKI has also amplified its work, empowering women in homeless and landless urban households through advocacy and service delivery programs that combine awareness-raising and capacity building for human rights and providing opportunities for income-generating projects.
KKI also engages with several barangays in Zamboanga City on participatory good governance. This engagement is aimed at a) enhancing capacities of barangay local government officials in fulfilling their mandate as duty bearers by increasing participation of marginalized sectors in governance, and, b) enhancing capacities of marginalized sectors in participating in local governance processes.
While working in demolished affected areas, children were more vulnerable from disruptive encounters between the residence and the lot owner, witnessing unresponsive parents and financial inadequacy to cater to the needs of the children and unending relational problems in the community. Thus, the Children and Youth Development Program (CYDP) was created to protect the children from further abuse as well as to motivate children to engage more in purposive activities.
In 1998, KKI conceptualized a program for street children as a drop-in center within the city proper and eventually licensed to operate as a residential care.
OBJECTIVES & MISSION
Katilingban is committed to:
Consolidate and strengthen urban poor community people’s organizations
Develop competent and responsible leaders and members in communities
Enhance access to livelihood opportunities of community partners
Raise public consciousness on social development and human rights
To increase social and institutional capacities of community partners to effectively govern and manage their own affairs.
To provide community partners with more access to basic social services
To provide assistance to community partners for economic undertakings such as livelihood and employment generation activities.
ZPDRC Bldg, Macrohon Compd., Suterville, San Jose Gusu, Zamboanga City
(063) 955 0661
Children at risk: children in street situations
Mrs. Reneimer B. Aranzado