Bantayan displaced workers cling to livelihood training

Participants do the  basic dressmaking exercises at CTU Bantayan.

“Sustainable Dressmaking for the Community of Cebu” engaged some residents of Bantayan Island from January 25 through 27, in an effort to sustain the needs of households while facing  the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic that has affected several businesses. 

CTU Bantayan introduced  four men and 12 women to the three-day workshop initially planned by the Office of the  University Vice President for Research and Development , in collaboration with the Office of the University Director for Extension Services.

With 16 brand-new, portable sewing machines, attendees had the opportunity to hone their skills more.

An amount of Php 200,000 from the university  has been set to keep the activity  up and running, as similar workshops will be conducted in  Daanbantayan, Carmen, Barili, Danao City and Cebu City within the year.

The project kicked off with university dignitaries present, assuring trainees of the positive impact it has on  their livelihood. /Nikkithea Beduya/ICPA Daanbantayan