50 moms attend fish processing training PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:48

More than 50 mothers of elementary pupils at the Eskwela de La Infancia in Sta. Maria are currently undergoing livelihood training on fish processing being conducted by the Brotherhood for Livelihood Philippines and Councilor Miguel “Mike” Alavar III.

The activity started last Monday with all the participants learning the proper hygiene before preparing the product.

Alavar was the first speaker who introduced the top caliber trainers who were expected to lecture starting from the preparation of the utensils up to the fish processing and marketing.

The training at the La Infancia School is the first livelihood activity for 2012 . Similar training will also be held several other places and barangays soon.

In an interview, Alavar said that it was one of the parents whose child is studying at the school who requested the group to conduct the livelihood training.

“We conduct livelihood trainings in the different places and cities as long they will make a formal request to us. In fact, last year we had one of our successful trainings in Isabela City,” Alavar said.

“Our main objective is to share skills to those who are interested to learn fish processing especially the out-of-school youth and parents for them to help their family earn a living,” he explained.

Alavar said the group teaches the parents on how to process bangus particularly on “deboning” and preparing “relleno”.

“We give free comprehensive livelihood training, we produce all the necessary materials including the fish. For the participants, all they have to do is go to the training venue and we take care of them during the short course training,”Alavar said.

After teaching the fish processing part, Alavar and the group would teach the participants to make their products presentable (packaging) and how to sell it to the public.

Aside from Alavar, other top caliber trainers are Mark Torralba, Joseph Araneta, Alex Sali and Jeffrey Riondon.

Riondon is a product of the livelihood training and was chosen by the group to be one of the young trainers after he underwent the said training in Ayala last year. — Dan Toribio Jr.