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In its continuous effort to curb poverty and unemployment, the Local Government Unit of Tacurong, through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development conducted different Skills Training Program for the marginalized sector of Tacurong City.
Last December 17, 2021, one hundred fifty-two (152) individuals completed the said training and are given starter kits to aid them in uplifting their economic status.
The 152 graduates are composed of: 51 empowered women, 26 of which trained for dressmaking and tailoring and the other 25 acquired food processing skills; a total of 40 out-of-school youth (OSY) trained for grooming skills, 20 trained for barber cutting, and the other 20 for beauty care; 30 persons with disability (PWD), 15 trained for rug & pot-holder making and 15 took the beads, keyholder & home-decoration making skills training; 16 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) acquired skills for cakes, pastries and other local delicacies; and 15 First 1000 Days (F1KD) Mothers trained for Baking skills.
Councilor Lina O. Montilla honored the event and held the rite of acceptance in Mayor Lino’s stead. Like in her previous messages, she reiterates the value of acquiring skills and honing them is far more beneficial in the long run compared to dole-out programs; she commends the LGU and the CSWD for staying true to this regard by continuing to conduct skills training program and developing livelihood programs that many Tacurongnon will surely benefit from.
Livelihood Programs in Tacurong grew significantly from five types, during Hon. Lina’s first year as mayor, to over 70 types of programs today.