CCES and Youth Partners launch “Sen Na Pantalon”
The Center for Community Extension Services, in partnership with alumni of the Philippine Youth Leadership Program, U.S. Embassy, Philippine Youth Leadership Alumni Association, Yes-O Gensan, El Consejo Atenista, Sowing Hope-PaMeLA, and the School of Management and Accountancy, conducted a livelihood program and marketing strategy training entitled “SEN NA PANTALON”. This was held on August 9, 2014 in Barangay Lamisahan, Zamboanga City.
The training and orientation was given by Mr. Yousef Cali, Noryn Jane M. Esguerra, and Roselyn Caban, PYLP Representatives. Mr. Bryan S. Callao, Program Officer on Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihood, and Mr. Dexter C. Velez, SMA Faculty member, conducted the training on marketing strategies.
The Paz y Mejorao Lamisahan Association (PaMeLA) President was represented by Ms. Aileen Gonzales and the Barangay Council was represented by Kagawad Henry Ramos.
The participants were trained on recycling old pants and turning them into profitable products such as pouches and coin purses. The program not only teaches people environment craftsmanship but it also helps lessens the amount of garbage in dumpsites and provides a sustainable livelihood for the Sowing Hope in Barangay Lamisahan. There were 32 participants for the program.