GAD Production Training Center breaks ground PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 July 2015 10:46

The City’s Gender and Development Focal team will spearhead Monday, July 6, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Production Training Center in Sta. Maria in line with its continuing program to promote gender equality and help bring about progress and development.

Held in coordination with the Local Council of Women (LCW), the groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10am at the area located beside the Senior Citizen Center in Sta. Maria.

The proposed P2 million Production Training Center will be constructed through the support of the countryside development fund of Councilor Myra Paz Abubakar, who is the GAD Vice Chairperson. The proposed building will have an area of 104.46 square meters and will be constructed in an area owned by the City Government.

The Production Training Center will serve as the venue where women will undergo skills and capability trainings intended to help women attain their full potentials and consequently make them equally productive citizens as their male counterparts.

The GAD Focal Point or Technical Working Group is composed of City Human Resource Management Officer Dr. Jane Bascar, City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Socorro Rojas and City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat.

The City’s GAD programs are all in line with Mayor Beng Climaco’s priority thrust on Security, Health and Education (SHE).

Bannering GAD’s best practices is its fight against breast cancer anchored on the most participated annual walk dubbed as Pink October Walk aimed at raising funds for breast cancer victims and increase awareness on the prevention of breast cancer, especially among women. GAD is also actively engaged in the conduct of livelihood trainings and skills development programs for women in different barangays.

Other activities include programs on nutrition with the creation of the City Nutrition Council and continuing campaign against HIV-AIDS and other health related activities. The barangay food terminals, community backyard gardening and other agricultural livelihood trainings and activities also form part of the GAD programs of the City. — Sheila Covarrubias