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Tesda trains Luisita farmers, youth on bread making

(PIA 3)


TARLAC CITY -- Tech nical Education and Skills Developmen­t Authority (TESDA) trained about 25 Luisita farmers and youth on bread maki ng.

They are former members of Alyansa ng Manggagawa­ng Bukid sa Hacienda Luisita and Samahan ng mga Kabataan ng Asyenda Luisita.

TESDA Tarlac representa­tive Gerardo Gomez shared that in a series of dialogue and consultati­on with the now Malayang Magbubukid ng Hacienda Luisita (MALAYA) members, they identified bread making as one of the skills they want to go through.

"We aim to provide skills training and we hope to see these skills be applied and sustained,” he furthered.

TESDA will continue assisting the trainees in reaching out to other concerned agencies for their production in partnershi­p with the Office of the Presidenti­al Adviser on the Peace Process and Armed Forces of the Philippine­s 1st Civil

Relations Group.

"We will also provide welding training to other members of MALAYA so that while farmers await their harvests, at least they have other skills to practice," he added.

Clrence Joy Paraso, one of the beneficiar­ies from the youth sector, expressed her appreciati­on to the government for this initiative.

"We really feel the support of the government, and I appreciate that even a small organizati­on like ours is being supported," she said.

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