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SHAPII - Salay, Misamis Oriental taps MUST extension services for skills training

Cagayan de Oro City (11 November) -- The Salay Handmade Paper Industries Foundation, Incorporated (SHAPII) linked with MUST extension services for its Skills Training Program. The president of SHAPII Foundation, Loreta Rafisura, even plans to establish a training center in Salay, Misamis Oriental soon.

Dr. Vicky Sumanpan, extension director of MUST, affirms that SHAPII Foundation has been MUST's forefront in the implementation of private-sector led programs in the fields of education and youth development in Salay. Since the inception of the extension division, MUST has been sharing knowledge and skills through technology experts, with an end in view of promoting quality life in neighboring communities.

The training program primarily caters to the underprivileged but deserving Filipino youth. They can either be high school or out-of-school youths. The program, however, is also open to other people needing trainings in livelihood and development.

The early batches of trainings with SHAPII were related to computer technology. The College of Engineering and Architecture handled the first batch on November 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Those trainings were specifically on Basic Computer Literacy, which included Basic PC Operation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Internet Usage. Their participants were out-of-school youths, LGU personnel, and student and teachers from Salay and other towns.

The participants were happy because the technology learned is aligned with their work today. They are hopeful it can also help them find better opportunities in the future.

Lately, Mrs. Rafisura requested for another MOA to conduct similar trainings in 2011 targeting benefeciaries in the eastern municipalities of Misamis Oriental. (Victoria O. Sumanpan/MUST) [top]

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