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After last year’s Special Training for Employment Program (STEPS) the beneficiaries who participated in the curriculum has now graduated last Thursday March 23, 2017 through the help of the Office of the 1st District Congressman and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

With the help of Mindanao State University – Maigo School of Arts and Trades the trainees of the program learned the art of dress making TESDA will provide them with equivalent toolkits; this program was budgeted with the amount of 52,000 pesos.

Director Tarhata S. Mapandi TESDA LN Provincial Office is the special guest during their culmination activity.

The program has enabled the 15 beneficiaries an increase of 63% in the chances of employment their rate alone with the help of TESDA these individuals will now receive their allowance from the program which is 60 pesos per day for 33 days which they may use as a seed capital to start their livelihood undertakings.

During the event the office of the 1st District was represented by Board Member Jackmar Maruhom as Hon. Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo was on a busy schedule for this event.

One of the essences of the STEPS program is to promote employment and to addresses the specific needs of the community specifically in the ways of entrepreneurship, self-employment and service oriented activities.

STEP program opens a great number of opportunities to indigent families that experience poverty, this training aims to reduce poverty and boosting up the local economy at a slow pace.

Soon enough the graduates of the program will open up micro-businesses that would help them rise from the deprivation of essential goods in life. PIO-LDN


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