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LOAKAN, Itogon -The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Benguet and its partners (LGU, DTI, DOLE, DOST, DSWD, PNP, AFP, DPWH, NCIP) illuminated 15 households through Project SILAW (Solar installation Among Locals to Advance their Welfare) in Sitio Mocgaw, Badeo, Kibungan, Benguet on October 08, 2020.
Sitio Mocgaw is one of the identified barangays in Benguet which is most isolated and depressed that can only be reached via Santol, La Union by foot in 3 hours or 6 hours via Kibungan, Benguet.
The 8-day skills training enabled the participants to acquire the competencies on Solar Installation with the objective of providing them with a source of electricity in their respective houses.
Recently, TESDA-Benguet illuminated a total of 45 households on the following barangays: Sitio Anjafat, Ambongdolan, Tublay, Sitio Toplac, Pudong, Kapangan and Sitio Ibarangat-Lusod, Kabayan.
“The implementation of the Project “SILAW” is under the Poverty Reduction Livelihood Employment Cluster (PRLEC) in the Geographically Isolated and Depressed Areas (GIDA) TESDA as the chair and depicting its call “TESDA Abot Lahat” by extending its services in secluded areas such as Sitio Anjafat, Sitio Toplac, Sitio Ibarangat-Lusod and Sitio Mocgaw all from the Province of Benguet,” said Vilma C. Cabrera, Provincial Director of TESDA Benguet.
“It is a manifestation of TESDA’s passion and commitment to serve the Filipino workforce with inclusivity,” she added.
“It is a timely blessing for us because we have received one of our basic needs for electricity as our children start their schooling where they can charge their gadgets and other forms of technology for them to study,” said the beneficiaries.
The participants also expressed their gratitude to TESDA for the opportunity to be trained and be provided with this basic necessity. The said training was funded by the scholarship program of TESDA through the support of TESDA-CAR Regional Director Manuel B. Wong.