Livelihood Skills Training Paves Way for Economic Resilience of Women of Toril, Davao City

Livelihood skills training for women plays a crucial role in empowering them to improve their economic standing and gain independence. These training initiatives aim to bridge the gender gap in employment and entrepreneurship, offering women opportunities to start businesses or enhance existing ones. Moreover, these training programs, which are carried out in conjunction with governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and business partners, promote not only gender equality but also poverty reduction and community development by empowering women to act as change agents and role models in their families and communities.

In a bid to empower women and enhance their entrepreneurial skills, the Women’s Integrated Association (WIA) of Toril, in collaboration with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) RTC-KorPhil, TESDA Provincial Office-Davao City/Sur, Office of Councilor Jesus Joseph P. Zozobrado III, initiated the conduct of Livelihood Skills Training on June 30, 2023. The training focused on the production of dishwashing liquid and powder detergent, offering women the opportunity to develop and expand their business prospects.

The training was held at the residence of Rowena Flores in Dona Rosa Executive Homes, Block 15, Lot 5, Phase 1, Opal Street, Daliao, Toril, Davao City, and gathered a diverse group of women from the local community. The training aimed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish their own businesses or enhance existing ones. Trainers for this livelihood skills training were Mary Grace A. Pelayo and Lanemie C. Pasaol of RTC-KorPhil, Davao.

Through the combined efforts of the WIA of Toril, TESDA RTC-KorPhil, TESDA Provincial Office-Davao City/Sur, and the Office of Councilor Jesus Joseph P. Zozobrado III, the Livelihood Skills Training on dishwashing liquid and powder detergent making served as a significant stepping stone towards economic empowerment and gender equality. With the newly acquired skills and knowledge, the women of Toril are now better equipped to create sustainable businesses and lead independent and prosperous lives.

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