April 23, 2024

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Cordillera has been reaching more clients in the region amid health crisis through the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict that it heads.
“We have launched four PRLEC projects in the different provinces in the region this month to provide responsive measures to address poverty among marginalized communities and basic sectors through the whole-of-nation approach,” said Tesda Cordillera Director Manuel Wong.
On June 24, Tesda-Ifugao spearheaded the launching of the PRLEC Project Ifugao, which aims to develop self-reliant and sustainable communities through harmonized and culturally responsive development programs.
It is a community-based enterprise development on mushroom and taro production and processing with former rebels and other individuals in the community as trainees.
Tesda-Benguet launched the Project Silaw, which stands for solar installation among locals to advance their welfare on July 9. It is a community-based training that aims to develop skills for the installation of solar panels in un-energized households of some Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas of Benguet.
On July 14, Tesda Mountain Province launched the Project ESEK or environmental sustainability through ecological kinetics, which covers training on organic agriculture production with four components that include organic vegetables, organic poultry and swine, organic concoction, and organic fertilizer.
On July 21, Tesda Kalinga launched the Project Kalinga (Kapwa ko, lingkod alay) to develop and harness the skills of the beneficiaries to venture into agriculture farming and ensure food availability amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The project covers training in the conduct of organic agriculture production NC II, Entrepreneurship Training Program and the provision of seeds, and stocks/poultry and small ruminants. – TESDA release