The KADAIT Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental disaster response institution which seeks the prevention, mitigation and control of the damaging effects of disaster with emphasis on rehabilitative intervention. It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement relief and rehabilitation, preparedness and mitigation programs.
- Founded as Halad (Humanitarian Alliance Against Disaster) West after a successful relief operation to fire survivors in Ozamiz City.
- Conducted relief operation in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibuguey after the famous Abu Sayyaf has ransacked the whole town.
- Implemented the Fatima Mini Irrigation and Organic Farming Development Project which has benefited 250 families’ farmers in Fatima, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.
- Implemented the Food Security and Nutrition Improvement Program which has benefited a total of 1,020 families.
- Conducted relief operation to IDP’s in Mindanao during the all-out-war campaign of the Estrada Administration
- Conducted relief operation caused by mass deportation of Filipinos from Malaysia to Basilan.
- Conducted relief delivery operation in Sulu after a massive displacement caused by all-out-war in Sulu.
- Implemented the Taking Roots Again Project under the Aid Uprooted People Program of the European Union which has benefited a total of 6,278 internally displaced Christian, indigenous people and moro families
- Enhancing Capacities and Fostering Partnerships for disaster Preparedness in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. The project aims to systematize and improve the capacities of the local disaster response coordinating council for effective disaster management.
- Participated in the relief and medical mission to internally displaced people in Kolambugan, and Poona Piagapo Lanao del Norte
- Founding member of the Ecumenical and Institutional Support Services Network in Ozamiz City.
- Strengthening and consolidation of partners People’s Organization in 16 communities.
From a humble beginning as a relief and rehabilitation-centered institution Halad West has dynamically evolved itself to respond to challenges confronting the Western Mindanao Region, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte. Faced by the issues of deep seated poverty, internal displacements, environmental degradation and human rights violations, Halad remain firm and steadfast in its commitment to work for truly empowered and disaster-resilient communities. After an internal evaluation in January 2006 Halad has taken a bold move to broaden itself and proactively respond to the development challenges in the region by reinventing itself as Kadait-Halad (Humanitarian Alliance for Aid and Development) West . It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Kadait. “Kadait”is the cebuano word for “solidarity”. It will also be the core strategy of the organization’s development work. Kadait will remain as an alliance of civic minded and humanitarian individuals and organizations, aid service delivery institution and taking community development as its core vision.
The group envisions a just, humane and prosperous society where people equitably share in the nation’s wealth, have access to basic services and are self-reliant; a society where people meaningfully participate in a decision making and enjoy a credible government; a society whose people pride themselves in their cultural heritage and positive values; and a society that enjoys the blessings of a healthy environment and abundant natural resources.
Its mission is to assist in increasing the organized sector’s capacity to address the issues of poverty, environmental degradation, and internal displacement. It seeks the realization of the community-based disaster management program through the organization and development of a national network of similarly oriented institutions.
The KADAIT is guided by the principles of reliance on people’s capacity and creative response, premium on disaster preparedness, and sustainability of the earth’s resources.
The KADAIT delivers relief aid, such as food, clothing, shelter materials and medical supplies to disaster survivors. It provides technical and financial assistance to sectors and communities requiring rehabilitation projects and launches educational activities and campaigns to facilitate the raising of people’s consciousness about specific problems related to disaster.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
1. Integrated Community Development Program
ICDM program assist impoverished communities by supporting locally initiated activities, especially those operated by women, indigenous people, marginalized farmers and internally displaced people.
- Installation of potable water system
- Food Production through sustainable agriculture
- Income generating activities through putting-up of livelihood projects, community corn mill, rice threshers, corn-shellers and hand tractors.
- Animal dispersals
- Livelihood enterprise
- Advocacy for policy reforms
2. Community-Based Disaster Response Management Program
CBDM program aims to enhance and strengthen the capacity of vulnerable communities to prepare for, cope with and mitigate the effects of disasters.
Activities consist of:
- Education and training program on disaster preparedness
- Municipal and barangay risk assessments and counter disaster planning
- Strengthening the capacities of the Municipal and Barangay Disaster Coordinating Council
- Formation of disaster preparedness committees
3. Partnership and Advocacy Program
PAP builds the broadest possible partnership between the vulnerable and less vulnerable sectors of society. Hence, networking and partnership building efforts among government institutions, non-governmental entities, international donors, academic community and individuals are given emphasis. Thus, activities on volunteer formation; resource generation are carried out. We also release newsletters and publications on timely issues confronting the Philippine society.
4. Environmental Protection Program
EPP to strengthen local communities to address the issues of environmental degradation, and or destruction of the environment such as the mining phenomenon we help communities to develop their capacity to engage in direct community action to confront the causes and immediate effects of environmental problems. Activities are:
- Education, training and information drive
- Tree planting and reforestation
- Children’s Enviromental Awareness Summer camp