As part of the continuing RTU Handicraft Livelihood Training Program of the City Government of Tagum, 35 women living in RTU Relocation Phase II in Barangay Apokon were recently trained on making hand-crafted fashion accessories last February 26, 2013.
Miss Ma. Teresa Gerona, head of the City Investment and Promotions Office, said this training aims to equip women acquire skills that would help augment their family income.
The participants were given starter kit that includes a round nose flier, wire cutter, head pins, eye pins, hook earrings, jump ring, stopper, bead caps, connector, galvanized wire, white elastic cord and assorted beads.
The group was trained by Miss Ma. Cecilia B. dela Cerna from the Davao del Norte Technology and Livelihood Development Center.
In an interview, City Councilor De Carlo “Oyo” L. Uy vowed to strengthen the skills training program of the local government as it is one key in empowering women.
“This is one of the priorities of the local government of Tagum and this is a good way to help our less-privileged constituents to have an additional income,” the young solon said.
It can be recalled that the RTU Handicraft Livelihood Training Program has already produced eighty five (85) of graduates among women in relocation sites, to wit; Forty three (43) housewives from Purok 8-A Laureta Homes in Barangay San Miguel benefited in the Native Plate Making last March 13-15, 2012 held at the Barangay San Miguel gymnasium and Forty two (42) housewives from the RTU Relocation Site in Apokon also received free training on Flower Stand Making last March 16-18, 2012 held at the Barangay Apokon Gymnasium. Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum