The Bataan Peninsula State University’s (BPSU) Hope Behind Bars project will also be conducted in Cabanatuan City Jails and Tarlac City Jails.
“The two jails are addition to the existing Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facilities already benefitting from the project that provides livelihood and skills training programs for persons deprived or liberty”, said BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services Hermogenes Paguia.
The Hope Behind Bars project and Project Leader Dr. Bernadeth Gabor have been recipients of several awards. She is also the director for university extension and development office.
Started in 2011 at the Bataan District Jail, the project has given more than 1,500 Tesda NC2 certificates to persons deprived with liberties.
The project offers numerous skills trainings like housekeeping, food processing, automotive, electrical and electronics, welding, and bartending, among others.
Paguia said the project will also be launched in a jail in Bulacan.
A week ago, BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis led the 10th year anniversary celebration of Hope Behind Bars project with a simple program here.
In his message, he said he is happy that the university extension project has positively impacted the community in particular persons deprived of liberty.
He said the project shows the relevance of the university to the societal development in the region particularly in the province.
He profusely thanked partners including government agencies and private groups or individuals, and university officials and personnel that became part of the undertaking. He lauded Gabor who has headed the project since day one.