Urban Poor Development Program

Community Organizing

carreta.jpgThis serves as FORGE’s core program which has facilitated the formation of community-based urban poor organizations.

Advocacy and Research

teray.jpgThis seeks to bring concrete policy changes that will improve the lives of the urban poor. Together with its partner people’s organizations, FORGE takes a pro-active role in various local, sectoral and multi-sectoral campaigns.

FORGE on the other hand, embarks in social research that aims to support the urban poor’s advocacy agenda. It likewise maintains a library of periodicals/literature on urban poor related issues and concerns.

Consciousness-Raising and Awareness Building

To enhance the capacity of the urban poor leaders to manage and lead their organizations, FORGE implements a popular education program which includes training of community leaders to become leader-organizers and facilitators of study circles which involve the members.

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

This component seeks to develop disaster resilient communities.

Enterprise Development

This program component hopes to develop the capacity of partner communities to engage in income generating project’s (IGP).

Site Development

tabarno.jpgThis program component involves physical infrastructure development to make relocation sites more livable and less prone to landslides cosidering that they are in slopes. Site Development undertaking are usually in partnership with the Cebu City Government and other NGO partner.

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