180 IDPs complete livelihood training PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:44

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) recently completed a livelihood training course and are set to be deployed for employment in Manila.

A total of 180 IDPs from different transitory sites, home-based IDPs, and those awarded with permanent housing, completed the Skills Training Program on Carpentry and Masonry, a 25-day livelihood training course at Ozamiz City, on August 12.

The 180 graduates will be working in Manila-based projects under the Phoenix Garuda Contracting Firm, one of the biggest firms in the construction industry.

“This is our way of helping our IDPs build back better by ensuring that as victims of the siege they undergo skills training and are employed,” said City Mayor BengClimaco.

According to Lulung Fernandez, Public Employment Service Office (PESO)in charge, this is the second batch of IDPs to have completed the livelihood training program, which envisions a durable solution on livelihood for families displaced by the siege.

The first batch was composed of 71 graduates. A third batch will be deployed for skills training on August 16.

The program is a coordinated effort of the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD), City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) through PESO, the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority, and the Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Technology in Ozamiz City.— Jasmine Mohammadsali