By Martin Sadongdong
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will donate training kits to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City as part of the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in time for the Christmas season.
TESDA director general Guiling Mamondiong said the agency will deliver at least 10 starter kits for carpentry training and another 10 starter kits for electronics engineering.
The training kits are expected to arrive in the city on the last week of November or first week of December, he said.
Mamondiong assured that more training kits will be delivered once the materials on garments and dress making are prepared.
TESDA is part of the national government’s interagency Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) subcommittee on business and livelihood assigned to help the returning residents of Marawi City create a new life after the war.
Also under the subcommittee is the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which offered marketing assistance to business owners in the city to help them rebuild their livelihood.
In addition, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which is also part of the subcommittee, has provided dress-making materials including 23 sewing machines with starter kits to the IDPs.
About 59 sewing machines are expected to be delivered in the coming weeks.