June 21, 2024

LUNA, Apayao – More than 50 technical-vocational graduates and volunteers have partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the provincial government through the Apayao Training Center (ATC) in the production of face masks for frontliners.

Tesda Acting Provincial Director Roger Dancel said his office and the ATC launched Project Facemask at the start of the enhanced community quarantine over Luzon, to help in producing face masks for frontliners battling the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19).

Local sewers, dressmaking graduates, and other Tesda personnel offered their services to make facemasks for free. There are now more than 50 volunteers making facemasks.

Tesda and ATC supplied the raw materials while the provincial government provided six sewing machines for the volunteer sewers.

Several donors also provided various materials such as cloth to be used in making washable facemasks and head caps.

The project has already produced almost 1,800 facemasks which were distributed to the different frontliners composed of health workers, uniformed personnel, barangay workers, and other stakeholders including people in the lower and upper towns of Apayao with the help of other volunteers.

Apayao remains free from Covid-19. – Redjie Cawis