CITY OF MALOLOS – Some 500 Bulakenyos learned new skills during the Skills Demo and Livelihood Fair conducted by the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) through the Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment and Development Office held in front of the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city earlier today.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that Singkaban Festival celebration is not just about entertainment, but also about giving opportunities for Bulakenyos to learn new things for employment or livelihood.
“Entertainment is one, pero layunin natin na mapaganda ang buhay ng mga Bulakenyo kaya sana maraming natutunan ang mga nag-training ngayong araw at magamit nila ito para madagdagan ang kita na magagamit nila sa araw-araw na gastusin,” Alvarado said.
Elsie Paredes, trainer from Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Kabuhayan (SKDP) said that trainees were enthusiastic and very willing to learn.
“Magandang magturo sa mga interesado talagang matuto, ganoon sila. Bukod sa nakapagturo kami sa kanila ng pwedeng pang-dagdag kita, napo-promote din nito ang pangangalaga sa kalikasan kasi recycled materials ang gamit namin,” Paredes said.
Mikaela Calara, Grade 8 student from Bulacan State University, one of the trainees of Waste Recycling, said she appreciated the effort of the PGB to save mother earth.
“Masaya, madami kaming natutunan at bukod doon, ngayon na-realize ko na hindi na lang ako basta magtatapon ng lumang dyaryo, straw at plastic bags kasi pwede pala naming pagkakitaan talaga, madali lang gawin at hindi na makakadagdag pa sa maraming mga basura,” Calara said.
Other skills demonstrated were food processing, hair cutting, cellphone repair, beads making, massage therapy and waste recycling.
Community Based Trainers Association of Bulacan (CBTAB) and Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Kabuhayan (SKDP) trained the participants.
Bulakenyos also receive a treat of free services such as hair cut, massage therapy, cellphone repair and beads making products.