November 30, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Fifteen persons with disability were trained on beauty and nail care from March 6 to 11 at the Persons With Disability and Senior Citizens Center of the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.
The training aimed to provide skills and knowledge on nail care services and opportunities for self-employment to PWDs from the different barangays in the municipality, said Municipal Disability Affairs Officer Maria Codeo.
The trainees have catered to 51 clients who availed of manicure and pedicure services.
Trainers were Ella May Passol of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Mountain Province who gave a lecture on the anatomy and structure of the nail, nail foot and hand disorders, bacteriology and sanitation, equipment and products required, organizing the work area, using alternative sanitizers, cuticle treatments, removal of dry and dead skin, nail file, foot and hand massage, and nail polish.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. said the training is an opportunity for the PWDs to be equipped with new skills which may be a source of livelihood as well as to develop their creativity.
The activity was initiated by the Tesda-MP in partnership with the Municipal Disability Affairs Office and the provincial government.
Training of PWDs is a proverty reduction program of the Tesda and the National Council on Disability Affairs. – Christy Mae F. Che-es