February 9, 2023

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Abra has been reaching more special clients amid the health crisis through its community-based training.

Sixteen drug surrenderees in San Juan, Abra became the program’s latest beneficiaries after the Municipal Police Station tapped the services of Tesda for an orientation and advocacy of its programs to the different barangays in February.

The 16 drug surrenderees trained on hollow block making from June 10 to 17 coordinated by San Juan PESO Manager and Community Training and Employment coordinator Marietta B. Ta-a through the  training-cum-production delivery.

After the training, the group had an initial production of 832 pieces hollow blocks which they sold to business establishments and private individuals.

They earned P65,748 and used the money to improve their production facilities, such as putting up shades in their work areas,  water source connection, and purchase of screen for gravel.

The group is currently one of the suppliers of hollow blocks in the municipality and is now completing orders for 2,650 pieces.  – Press release