Through the collaborative efforts of the University Shared Facility (USF) Sewing Director of CTU-Tuburan Campus, Dr. Arliezl D. Mancio, and the trainers USF Sewing Director of CTU Main Campus, Dr. Maria Esther F. Medalla, Ms. Roxanna Ocana, and University Director of USF, Engr. Maria Elena Aparente, a Sustainable Dressmaking Livelihood Program, was initiated.
CTU-Tuburan Campus Extension Office supported the program, which started on October 5 and will run for fifteen days. The project’s target beneficiaries are ten unemployed homemakers of Barangay Mangga in Tuburan, Cebu.
The program’s highlight is the production of uniforms. It aims to train the participants with sewing skills as they will be the campus’ University Shared Facility workforce. Through this program, the participants will be the ones to produce school uniforms and togas for the campus.
The participants are grateful for the opportunities since this can be their source of income. The organizers are enthusiastic about sharing their expertise in sewing. In addition to the trainers from other campuses, Mrs. Erma Mamites, and Ms. Maria Ellen Cabalquinto, two Garments instructors from Tuburan Campus, were also present to give their assistance.
Campus Director Dr. Ma. Carla Y. Abaquita is very supportive and looks forward to having more women benefit from this activity.
Words by Jose Primo S. Bardoquillo/ICPA Staff