I am thrilled to share the considerable progress we have made in the year 2023. If the challenges of the past few years have taught us anything, it is that we are all are one community – and we must take care of each other the way strong communities do. Strong communities are active, not static. They grow and change to welcome new members. They adapt to new circumstances and opportunities. Most importantly, they take special care of people who are struggling. At MCI, we are privileged to bearing witness to the ways in which MCI exemplifies the definition of a strong community – every day and in every way.
As we look back on MCI's accomplishments in 2023, we are reminded of the ways in which it remains grounded in its missions by adapting and finding even better ways to serve those most in need. This year’s annual report profiles several of the stories that represent our entire community’s life-changing work through such projects as: Scholarships, Restoring Vision Eyeglass Distribution, Tools for School, Soccer Scholarships, a study retreat, a Steps Recovery Program inside for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) and outside for the forming of the Recovery Program (First Quarter CY 2023 RDC XI Meeting on March 24, 2023, at Don Paco Rocamora Golf Clubhouse, Mati Aero Tourism Park, Mati Airport, Mati City).
DREAPIM is implemented by the National Economic Development Authority- Regional Development Council (NEDA-RDC) XI, through the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) XI. It aims to recognize the exemplary program/project implemented by government agencies that support Davao Region’s development thrusts and priorities and recognize the contribution of Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs) in project facilitation, particularly in the monitoring of programs and projects under their jurisdictions. Their missions are unique; these partners share the willingness and capacity to develop new ways to strengthen our community’s resilience. This is why, despite the difficult times in which we live, we have so much hope for the future of our community.