More than a thousand participants composed mostly of women and youth were able to benefit in the recently concluded Barangayanihan Capability Building and Livelihood Training Program conducted in the 2nd District of Davao del Norte from March 12-16, 2013.
The project was jointly implemented by the Department of Social Welfare R-XI and the Compassionate Heart at All Times Foundation funded under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Cong. Anton F. Lagdameo, Jr.
Said trainings were particularly conducted in ARF Gym in Panabo, Marscon Covered in Sto.Tomas, and in the IGACOS City Gym located in Brgy. Peñaplata, Samal District, Island Garden City of Samal.
Entrepreneurial skills such as Foot Spa & Massage, Hair Cutting, Food Processing, Vegetable Gardening and Carpentry were imparted to qualified participants. In order for them to immediately make use of their learned skills, livelihood kits for every training were afforded to each participants.
Ms. Liza Iyog, resident of Brgy. Cagangohan, Panabo City and a beneficiary of 4Ps program of the DSWD, who also took part in the training, expressed her profound gratitude to Cong. Lagdameo and the DSWD for continuously finding ways to help the plight of non-working mothers and out-of-school youth, making them more productive and useful for their respective families.
Congressman Lagdameo, himself, visited the trainings and distributed various home appliances and wares as prizes during fun games to the delight of the partaking crowd. In his message, he urged the participants to “maximize your learnings and use it for the greater benefit of your families”. He also hoped that said trainings “would boost the confidence of each individual that would result to a more healthy relationship in the family and a more productive community” as they return to their barangays.
The activity is already part of the 2nd round of implementation of capability building programs initiated by Cong. Lagdameo and implemented by the DSWD and CHIT Foundation.
Source: Office of Cong. Antonio Lagdameo