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Monday, December 7, 2015

DSWD, TESDA to train 1K 4Ps beneficiaries

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 7 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recently signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide sustainable intervention to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries through skills development and possible employment.

DSWD Bicol director Arnel Garcia said such intervention include technical vocational education and training under the Accelerated and sustainable Anti-Poverty Program (ASAPP) which, initially, will benefit some  1,000 4Ps beneficiaries from Libmanan, Sipocot, Bato and Iriga City.

“The Accelerated and Sustainable Anti-Poverty Program (ASAPP) is geared in tapping the skills and resources of the poor in enabling private enterprise to afford their production,” Garcia said.

With ASAPP, the government aims to bring down poverty incidence in 2016 by creating income opportunities for the poor and enhancing their employment.

Under the MOA, TESDA shall conduct 21 varied vocational courses and will be conducted in the desired venue like technical and vocational schools in Camarines Sur while DSWD shall provide the needed financial requirements.

DSWD has allocated and transferred P9.9M to TESDA Camarines Sur to be used to purchase tool kits needed for the training and for the food and transportation allowance of the trainees.

“Each trainee will receive P306.00 per day for the required number of days according to their respective training module,” Garcia said.

The DSWD shall likewise be responsible to validate the eligibility of the trainee and provide continuous technical assistance and capacity building support to the beneficiaries.(MAL/SAA/DSWD5-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571449479099/dswd-tesda-to-train-1k-4ps-beneficiaries#sthash.6UcKsNGP.dpuf

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