LIMAY, Bataan – Orica Philippines in partnership with the Municipality of Limay conducted a 5-day skills and livelihood training seminar attended by representatives from the 12 barangays of Limay. Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan (SKDP), a registered nongovernmetal organization from Bulacan was tapped to conduct the training.
To kickstart the training, Orica Philippines distributed starter kits to all the participants and provided other logistics such as food for the five daily sessions from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The participants were taught how to make bags, purses, pouches and placemats out of common household trash like old newspapers, packaging wrappers, and plastic straws.
The training also emphasized among the participants the importance of managing solid waste through the 3Rs concept (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle) and how they can contribute to minimize the impact of everyone’s activity on our environment.
The training was well received by Limayans, as evidenced by the number of attendees who finished the course. A total of 69 participants graduated last Apr 17, 2015 in a ceremony attended by leaders from the local government headed by Hon. Mayor Lilvir B. Roque. During the ceremonies, Mayor Ver Roque committed the initial fund of P1,500.00 pesos per participant to serve as their start-up capital for the materials and equipment needed.
On the part of the recipients, they committed to use the skills and knowledge they acquired from the training and will echo their learnings to other residents in their respective barangays with the support from the local government of Limay.
Contributed by Orica Philippines Staff