Have you ever wonder how ordinary citizens can help in your Barangay? Are you guys looking for a project that will make everyone participate in improving your place?
To public servants who are reading this (I hope there are some), or to any concerned citizen out there, here are some of the fund worthy projects that you can propose or implement to make you Barangay’s fund fruitful and helpful.
The Eco-bricks Project is one of the best project in my opinion. It does not only help our environment, but it also teaches citizens to repurpose waste into something useful.
Since plastic is the number one cause of waste and pollution in our country, people made a solution to lessen and recycle them to improve its purpose. Eco-bricks can turn into chairs, tables, and infrastructures if mixed with mud.
So how can citizens participate in this project?
In Brgy. Paniman, Caramoan, Camarines Sur eco-bricks are blessings to every local. Why?
Because their Barangay Captain, Myrna L. Rodriguez has implemented the Eco-bricks Project with a twist. For every 2 eco-bricks, the locals will receive one kilo of rice as a reward for the effort.
With this reward, almost every local participated in their projects. Children, mothers, and teenagers gathered together and help each other to clean and repurpose plastics.
Kudos to everyone in Paniman and also to their super humble Kapitana. Hope to be back there soon!
Run for Nature
Let’s admit it. Fun Runs are also the cause of littering in the Philippines. After every fun run, you’ll see enormous trash on the streets that were thrown by the runners.
That’s why I find it funny since the fun run is supposed to be eco-friendly, saving a river, and etc. Then you’ll see participants throwing plastic bottles and cups on the streets. Ironic, right?
But we can make a solution for that. Because instead of just running, you can encourage people to pick up every trash that they will see on the street. The person who will collect the most trash and finish first wins. Easy!
Plant a Tree Program
Trees are slowly vanishing but we can still prevent it by planting new ones. Every year, a batch of students will graduate if we could encourage every graduating student to plant trees, there will still be hope on saving our mother earth.
It will be the students’ contribution to your community and for them to be exposed to responsibility.
Disability Equality Training (DET) Seminar
DET seminar gives awareness on the issues that PWDs had been encountering. Its goal is to make people realize the importance of having their facilities in their barangays to have ramps and accessible CRs.
Some Barangays were already giving DET Seminars, they sometimes include short quiz regarding the participant’s knowledge of the Philippine Law for PWDs.
They focus on R.A. 7277 (Magna Carta of PWDs), R.A. 9442 (An Act Amending Republic Act No. 7277), R.A. 10070 (Establishment of the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO)), and the Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 (Accessibility Law).
We may or may not be a public servant but as a concerned citizen living in a Barangay, always remember that we are still responsible for the improvement and progress of our community.
We can always help in our own little ways by simply following rules and participating in projects. For as long as there’s unity and discipline in a community, there’s no such thing as impossible.