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PIA Press Release
2006/10/11

MSU-Gensan conducts 5-day livelihood seminar at city jail

General Santos City (11 October) -- Mindanao State University conducted a five (5)-day livelihood project seminar to selected female inmates of General Santos City Jail recently.

At least ten (10) female inmates had benefited the “Corn Husk Art” Seminar which was facilitated by MSU-GenSan graduate students in Master of Art in Education headed by Insp. Shodji R. Labis, class and SBO president.

Labis said this seminar aims to develop inmates and help manifest their individual creativeness and competencies that prepare, improve and enhance their employability and economic productivity. In the said seminar, participating inmates were taught how to make artificial flowers out of corn husks which are incredibly inexpensive or if not free from the garden. Indigenous material such as the corn husk which are commonly disregarded, were innovatively designed and turned into a very attractive and colorful artificial flower worthy to be displayed above any posh tables and desks.

The ten (10) participants were closely monitored during the 5-day seminar as they were groomed to be the trainers for their fellow inmates on the said craft in next few days as part of their rehabilitation program.

Meanwhile, during the 30th of September 2006 which was the culmination day, group of MSU professor came to the Female Dorm of the city jail to finally evaluate the seminar’s progression. They looked into the projects’ creativity, neatness and attractiveness. Overall visual impact of the output were also checked and assessed by the panelist and found out to have satisfactorily passed their standards. They (the participants) still have to perfect the art so that their products can compete to some commercially produced one. We also aimed to train more inmates with the help of this first batch of trainees for a possible mass production if a market for these corn husk-flowers is determined, Labis Said.

S/Insp. Mary Channette Espartero, female dorm warden of the GenSan City Jail affirmed the effort of MSU family for their unwavering support and concern to the resident of the city jail. Being a recipient of numerous outreach programs from the university does not only help the jail on its rehabilitation programs, it also provides livelihood activities to inmates and ultimately prepares them to be a more productive citizen upon their release.

At the end of the seminar, participants were given training certificates and gift packs containing used clothing, bath soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and some foods. (BJMP 12/PIA 12) [top]

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