Rural Improvement Club
Cognizant of their dynamic role in bringing about progressive improvement to home and community life and of their belief that these can be best promoted through cooperative efforts, rural women in all parts of the country have responded to its extension services by organizing themselves into a voluntary, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan, socio economics association called the Rural Improvement Clubs (RICs).
The first RIC was organized in Montalban, Rizal in 1934, by the late Maria Y. Orosa. Next to 4H Club, she organized in 1929. The RICs help extension reach more families, multiplying the effects of extension efforts in Rural Communities.
Organized on a nationwide scale as volunteer core group, RICs Serves as channels for harnessing the leadership potentials of rural women through various developments oriented activities. Programs are planned by them in cooperation with the agricultural extension service. (Farm Home Resources Management Coordinator) to meet the needs of people in a particular area at a particular time.
Rural Improvement Club, organized all over the country get technical assistance from the Home extension economist supported by the Department of Agriculture at all level.