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PIA Press Release
2006/10/27

OSYs undergo livelihood skills training to augment income

by Flor Jackson

Naval, Biliran (27 October) -- Some 28 out-of-school youth (OSY) of different age levels are currently attending a three-day training on livelihood skills in manicure, pedicure, and haircut at the Naval Municipal Hall compound.

This was bared by Vice-Mayor Brigido Caneja III in an interview with PIA saying that funds generated in this year’s Alay Lakad was used to finance the training.

The skills training is aimed at helping the OSYs in Naval improve their living standard through the income they get once they start to apply the skills they learned after the training.

The OSYs, Vice-Mayor Caneja said, attend the training to develop and harness their skills where they can easily earn money immediately after they have completed the activity.

The training, he added, has a total budget allocation of some P32,000 from the walk for a cause funds this year.

“Part of the amount will be used to purchase equipment and materials such as nail polish, manicure set, manicure bags and other things needed by the participants undergoing training in manicure and pedicure and haircut set to include scissors in case of participants undergoing training skills in haircut”, he said.

“We need to provide each participant with the things they need especially the kit so that learning the skills will be made easy if they will be subjected to a hands-on training, meaning they have to apply the skills to their subject rather than just observe how the skills are developed”, he added.

The training is handled and supervised by the office of the municipal social welfare and development office (MSWDO) through Miss Lydia Bacordo, the office head.

The MSWDO is the agency tasked to initiate and plan trainings intended for the improvement of the life of the youth in Naval.

Earlier, Ms. Bacordo bared that their office has lined-up various training programs for the youth that will give them better chances of earning money by harnessing their skills to a more productive endeavor.

Vice-Mayor Caneja further said that the on-going training of the OSYs will culminate tomorrow and by then they will to put into practice and apply the skills they acquired..

In line with this activity, the good vice-mayor further revealed that this is just the beginning of more livelihood skills trainings that the local government unit (LGU) of Naval will sponsor this year to help the youth land a better life and for them to be able to help their parents and the entire family.

“Harnessing the skills of the youth so that they will have a more productive life in the coming years thus enabling them to contribute to the development of the country is part of the 10-point legacy of the Arroyo administration because President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo believes in the capability of the youth in helping build a strong nation,” he further stressed.

For several years now since the start of the walk for a cause here in the municipality, more funds were generated from the contributions of the participants to the walk and every year, more and more youth in the municipality are benefited by this activity for a cause. (PIA-Biliran) [top]

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