TESDA, army facilitates skills training to indigenous People of Zapanta Valley in Agusan del Norte

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Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Agusan Del Norte headed by Provincial Director Rey M. Cueva, in partnership with the 29th Infantry (Matatag Fighters) Battalion recently facilitated a 5-day skills training on Haircut and Manicure/Pedicure which was held at So. Zapanta Valley Multipurpose Hall, Brgy. Bangayan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.

Thirteen trainees participated in the haircut training and 27 in the manicure and pedicure training. The training was conducted by the TESDA representative Mr. Marlito L. Castro, Technical Vocational Trainer. The 5 -day activity ended with satisfactory results and the absence of accidents. This training will be the means for the 40 participants to gain useful skills which can help them earn extra income.

According to Lt. Col. Isagani O. Criste, Commanding Officer of 29IB, “It is well to remember what the late Benjamin Franklin said- ‘an investment in knowledge pays the best interest’. I know the reason why the government has been continuously showering our people with support and skills training such as this is that it believes that these programs would not just make them qualify for future work but will also be the means to a far better future for their family. Thus, let us work together to support our government and never allow the Communist NPA terrorists (CNTs) to take control of our lives and our community.”