FPAZ livelihood training goes to Zambowood PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:30

The Food Processors Association of Zamboanga (FPAZ), in partnership with the Save the Children Foundation, conducted a free livelihood training on fish processing in Barangay Zambowood last week.

FPAZ president Edsel Mari Acuña said the one-week training culminated last Saturday with more than 40 residents successfully completed the course.
Councilor and FPAZ vice president Miguel “Mike” Alavar III disclosed that the participants included youths, housewives and some senior citizens.
Alavar said the participants were trained on the proper way to make rellenong bangus, Spanish style sardines and others.

The councilor said the students were very interested to learn what the trainers were teaching them saying that it could help them open a small business by applying the skills they learned.

Rogelio Provendido, a senior citizen who participated in the training, said joined the training to learn fish processing and for himself to become busy.
Provendido said the skills he acquired from the week-long training can be taught and shared to his children and grand children.

He said all the things the FPAZ taught were unique and cannot be found in local schools.
Another participant Maria Ortaliza said she is glad to learne the five ways of fish processing saying that she can start with a small business from it.

Meanwhile, Zambowood Barangay Chairman Romel Bacasong thanked Alavar and the FPAZ for their novel gesture.
“In behalf of our constituents, I express my deepest gratitude to the hardworking  councilor Mike Alavar, USAID and the FPAZ for this one of a kind project that they have brought to our place and taught more than 40 residents the different kinds of fish processing,” Bacasong said during the culmination program. — Dan Toribio Jr.