Kalinga TESDA-PTC launches project ‘KaLingA’
RIZAL, Kalinga, July 23 (PIA) – – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Provincial Training Center (TESDA-PTC) launched project “KaLingA” (Kapwa Ko, Alay Lingkod) at barangays Babalag, this municipality amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“KaLingA” is a poverty intervention project aimed to contribute in assuring food security during this pandemic for indigenous peoples and special clients. Major activities of the project are entrepreneurship training, livelihood component, aggrupation and association.
Barangay Babalag was selected as first recipient of the project with TESDA-PTC as chair of the Provincial Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) spearheading a convergence service delivery approach on responding to needs of vulnerable areas in support to Executive Order No. 70 or the “whole of nation approach” to end local armed conflicts.
Provincial TESDA Director Victor Brioso explained that the KaLingA project trains for free 100 farmers on organic farming vegetable, poultry, and small ruminants. The farmers will be trained on a five-course series from July 20 to August 31, 2020 thru the partnership of TESDA and PRLEC members with the local government unit (LGU) of Rizal. Barangay Babalag provided the farm lot for the project.
Farmers who finish training on organic vegetables maybe entitled to Organic Production NCll, produce Concoctions and Extracts (Leading to Organic Agriculture Production NC II), raise organic chicken (Leading to organic Production NCll), raise organic chicken (Leading to Organic Production NCll), and Carpentry NCll.
Except for carpentry which is carried out through blended learning, the modality of the rest is through face-to-face learning.
PSTC Administrator Artemio Jose Jr. said they will add training on masonry for the fencing of the cropping lot. He said trainees are entitled to 150 per day allowance, P300 internet fee, P500 for personal protective equipment and one year insurance.
Rizal Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Maila Depalog expressed the LGU’s gratitude to PRLEC for selecting Babalag as first recipient of “KaLingA.”
The project serves as source of hope and encouragement for our people Depalog said adding that they hope that this will produce positive impact in the municipality to become resilient and self-reliant.
“We affirm our trust and cooperation to the government through PRLEC member-agencies in leading us to better lives and rest assured we will effectively carry our role in building a more peaceful and self-sustaining nation,” she said. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)