50 women in Marawi complete sustainable livelihood training

By : Mindanao Today/08:32:02am 01/07/2022


Graduates of Siyap ko mga Bae: A Training for Sustainable Livelihood Development Program. (Office of MP Latiph | PIA)

By Apipa Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY – Fifty women from the landfill area in Papandayan village, this city, are now empowered to gain access to business and livelihood opportunities after completing training on dressmaking and bread and pastry production on December 26, 2021.

The training was organized by the Office of Member of Parliament Maisara Damdamun-Latiph under her “Siyap ko mga Bae: A Training for Sustainable Livelihood Development Program” and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Social Services and Development, Provincial/City Manpower Development Center, Bangsamoro Transition Authority-Gender and Development Office, and Technical Education and Skills Development Lanao del Sur.

Siyap ko mga Bae or Care for Women aims to help women in Lanao del Sur achieve financial independence and security by enhancing their skills and providing them resources to start livelihood projects.

Under the program, 25 women underwent training on Dressmaking while the other 25 for Bread and Pastry Production NC II training. These 50 women constitute the first batch of beneficiaries for the program.

Aside from the travel allowance, PPE allowance, and internet allowance provided to the women during their face-to-face and online training, they will also receive starter tool kits consisting of a sewing machine and other equipment for Dressmaking graduates, and oven and baking equipment for Bread and Pastry production graduates.

The trainees will also receive P15,000 starter capital from the Ministry of Social Services and Development under its Sagip Kabuhayan Program. (APB | PIA Lanao del Sur)

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