By: UNYPAD ComTeam
DATU ODIN SINSUAT, MAGUINDANAO/December 18 – The Bachelor of Science in Community Development (BSCD) of the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) students intern in the UNYPAD have conducted training on fabric conditioner production for the mothers of Sitio Kawa, Bugawas Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao Maguindanao on December 10.
Dubbed as “Mabangong Pangkabuhayan,” the activity benefitted the participants who are now equipped with the skills in producing the clothes softener that is expected to give them additional income.
The organizers said the activity aims to introduce fabric conditioner making as alternative source of income for the mothers in Bugawas and this has been the most in demand livelihood activity on target community of interns for their program.
Mambai Sapalon, staff of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) was the resource person in the training and demonstrated the process of making fabric conditioner.
Romayla Guiaman said that there are 16 participants who were able to attend in the livelihood training. “Salamat din sa kanila kasi dahil tinanggap nila kami sa kanilang area at sa pag-participate nila sa training at sana hindi nila makalimutan ang training na ito on fabcon.”
She thanked the beneficiary mothers for accepting her group in the community and she hoped that the villagers will not forget what they have acquired from the training.
Guiaman also disclosed how happy the participants were having learned the new livelihood skills.
“Napakalaking opportunity ito dahil bihira lang ang may alam nito,” one of the participants said.
The CCSPC-BSCD interns deployed in the UNYPAD are compose of two (2) male and thirteen (13) female.
The UNYPAD national as host agency has been conducting series of capacity-building trainings for the interns such as leadership and management, handling and procedure of meeting, project proposal making and among others.
Tu Alid Alfonso, field supervisor, said that the interns are also exposed on the community activities organized under the Development Management Center of the UNYPAD.
“This is to further enhance the skills and knowledge of interns as community development workers someday,” Alfonso pointed out.