PRA Opens CY 2018 Livelihood Program

Dubbed Pangkabuhayan “Ang Sagot sa Kahirapan”, PRA kicked off its series of Livelihood Skills Training Programs for the year 2018. Led by the agency’s Gender and Development Focal Point System in partnership with the local government of Las Pinas City, the launch was held last August 8 at Brgy. Daniel Fajardo Covered Court in the said city.

Attended by a total of 63 participants from Barangays Daniel Fajardo and Ilaya in Las Pinas City, the opening program is a prelude to three livelihood trainings which will impart upon the trainees technical skills on Building Wiring Installation, T-Shirt, Mug and Tumbler Printing, and Cellular Phone Repair. The trainings, to be conducted by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), will run until October this year.

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According to TESDA Trainor Nelson Mendoza, after completing the Building Wiring Installation Training, the trainees shall take the TESDA Skills Test on Building Wiring Installation National Certificate (NC) II to acquire a Civil Service Eligibility of Building Wiring Electrician.

The Livelihood Skills Training Program is an initiative of the Philippine Reclamation Authority in pursuit of the agency’s objective to promote equal access to income generating livelihood among men and women. It aims to empower them in developing their potential as income-generators and to put the Filipino people at the forefront of social contribution.

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Also present in the event were Las Piñas City Social Welfare & Development Officer Junet M. Barilla, Jocelyn N. Anacta and Ma. Socorro R. Balbido from the Kalipi Nasyonal Federation, and Chairmen Roberto T. Cristobal and Rustico H. Antonio of Barangays Daniel Fajardo and Ilaya, respectively. City Councilor Mark Anthony G. Santos represented City Mayor Imelda T. Aguilar.