CAMIGUIN, April 25 (PIA) – To actively contribute to production and labor markets, 438 beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in Camiguin province recently completed their NC II courses accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Jamila Taha, information officer of DSWD-10 SLP, said that 237 beneficiaries completed the electrical installation and maintenance course, 74 in masonry, 77 in carpentry and 40 in motorcycle repair.
The commencement exercise was held in the Provincial Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin which was attended by local government units, and representatives from DSWD-10, TESDA and 1 and All Technical School.
SLP is a community-based capacity building program that aims to increase the economic opportunities of the families through the different modalities that it offers such as skills training, seed capital fund, pre-employment assistance fund and the cash for building assets.
The program is implemented through the Community-Driven Enterprise Development Approach. The courses offered to the beneficiaries in the province are said to be great tools in boosting the present economic activities of the locals which are primarily based on agriculture and tourism.(RTP/PIA10)