City Councilor Hon. Nadya E. Elipe delivers an inspirational message, in behalf of City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano, to Tent City occupants in Calaanan, Canitoan, March 22, 2012. Day 1 of the 400-hour training for Food Processing, Commercial Catering, Bread & Pastries, Sewing, Beauty Care, Massage Therapy, Automotive Mechanic, Electronics, and Welding started with an orientation and skills demonstration to the 560 trainees who have registered so far. More Tent City occupants are expected to register for this 1-1/2 month livelihood skills training.
City Councilor and Fairy Godmother Annie Daba, one of the leaders tasked by City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano to implement a month-long series of activities in celebration of March as the Women’s Month, talks to Tent City dwellers who took advantage of the City Government’s program – the Livelihood Skills Training, which aims to train Sendong survivors in several income generating endeavors e.g. Food Processing, Commercial Catering, Bread & Pastries, Sewing, Beauty Care, Massage Therapy, Automotive Mechanic, Electronics, and Welding, and eventually allowing them to stand on their own. Classes will be held 3 times a week and will be completed in 1-1/2 months.
CSWD Officer-in-Charge and LGU-Gender & Development Focal Person Ms. Nena S. Salon formally opens the City Government’s Livelihood Skills Training program in Calaanan, Canitoan. This is a huge step towards teaching survivors, who have for so long relied on external assistance, to rise back up and generate income for themselves through the free short-term courses jointly offered by the City Government and TESDA.