The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of DSWD Field Office 02 continues to provide livelihood and entrepreneurial   opportunities to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries through strong linkages with di.

Around 928 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and SLP participants completed their technical and vocational course  from Southern Isabela College of Arts  and Trade  (SICAT) in Santiago City, Isabela and Isabela College of Arts and Trade (ISAT) in Ilagan, Isabela on February 2, 2016 and February 3, 2016, respectively.

Ang inyong pagtatapos sa araw na ito ay patunay ng inyong pagbabago, pagbangon at paglaban sa kahirapan. Ang bagong kaalaman na inyong natutunan ay gawin nyong sandata upang tuluyang makaalpas sa kahirapan (Your graduation today symbolizes positive change, rising up and fighting poverty. May your learnings from this training be used as your weapon in breaking the cycle of poverty),” OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy   addressed the beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, SICAT and ISAT re-affirm their commitment as partners of DSWD in the implementation of the latter’s various poverty reduction programs through the provision of technical vocational education and training to DSWDS’s beneficiaries.

Among the skills training provided were in the field of Automotive and Land Transport such as Servicing NC I and II, Driving NC II; Electronics such as electrical installation and maintenance, Computer Systems Servicing and Electronic products Assembly and Servicing NC II ; Hotel and Restaurant such as  Bread and Pastry Production, Food and Beverage Services NC II, Front Office Services NC II and Housekeeping NC II; Garments such as Dressmaking and Tailoring and Health/Social Community Services such as Hairdressing NC II and Beauty Care NC II.

The beneficiaries were inspired to go out in their respective communities and start to run their trade as they were already armed with tool kits as startup assistance.

The  training program underscores DSWD’s strategic partnerships with different stakeholders and the underprivileged communities as the Agency rallies   to promote mutually inclusive growth through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II