In a heartwarming display of support and commitment, the Regional Training Center – Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center Davao, led by Center Administrator Engr. Constantino B. Panes Jr., reached out to trainees in need by distributing food and household supplies. This initiative, organized by Supervising TESD Specialist Gil D. Gonzales and Senior TESD Specialist Jestony Mark P. Aprong, in collaboration with Ms. Lilibeth Pantinople of PESO Davao, aimed to alleviate food insecurity and promote the overall well-being of twenty-five Carpentry NC II trainees in Sitio Ladian, Marilog District.
The trainees, consisting of fifteen Indigenous People (IP) and ten military personnel from the 534th Engineer Construction Battalion, were actively involved in the construction of the TESDA XI Agro-Industrial Training Center at Sitio Ladian. These individuals, endorsed by the Obu-Manuvu Ancestral Domain Management Office, have shown remarkable dedication in contributing to the development of this training facility. Once operational, the center will serve as a vital resource, equipping the residents of Ladian with essential skills and driving socio-economic growth within the community.
Recognizing the importance of supporting trainees throughout their learning journey, RTC-KPVTC Davao took the initiative to provide food and household supplies to address their immediate needs. By doing so, the center aims to ensure that trainees can fully focus on their vocational training without worrying about food security. This thoughtful gesture exemplifies the center’s commitment to the holistic development of its trainees, prioritizing their physical well-being alongside their educational pursuits.
The collaborative efforts of Supervising TESD Specialist Gil D. Gonzales, Senior TESD Specialist Jestony Mark P. Aprong, and Ms. Lilibeth Pantinople of PESO Davao made these food and household supplies available to the trainees from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Davao. Their joint commitment to the welfare of the trainees ensures that they have access to nutritious meals during their engagement in the construction project.
RTC-KPVTC Davao’s initiative showcases its dedication to going beyond traditional classroom education, demonstrating a genuine concern for the well-being of its trainees. By providing essential resources, the center creates an environment of care and support, emphasizing the importance of a conducive learning atmosphere.