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Paquibato District Ata and FR Women gain skills on Pickles, Dried Fish and Banana Chips Making

AUGUST 17, 2023 – The Peace 911 in partnership with TESDA XI, conducted the Economic Development Training for Pickles, Dried Fish, and Banana Chips Making to the Ata Women and Friends Rescued participants at Brgy. Pañalum, Paquibato District, Davao City.

Sustainable livelihood trainings are a powerful tool for community development, that enables the residents to unlock their potential and contribute to the well-being of their community. By providing training tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of the community in Paquibato District, residents will be empowered to create lasting economic opportunities while promoting social and environmental stability.

On August 17, 2023, the City Mayor’s Office-Peace 911 in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) XI conducted an Economic Development Training: Pickles, Dried Fish, and Banana Chips Making to the members of the Indigenous People from the barangays of Paquibato Proper, Mapula, Fatima, Malabog, Pañalum, Tapak, Paradise Embac, Colosas, Salapawan, Pandaitan, and to our Friends Rescued women who are under the custody of the PS7 Malabog Police Station. The training was conducted at Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District, Davao City.

The TESDA XI conducted live demonstrations which allowed the participants to observe and ask questions. During the training, participants engaged actively in the step-by-step process of pickles, banana chips and dried fish production. They acquired new skills related to processing, packaging, marketing and increase their sense of entrepreneurship.

The said training aims to provide new technical skills to the community and improve their financial stability to meet their basic needs.

The products must be embraced by local communities as a means of income generation, promoting agricultural practices and fostering community unity. It will also emerge as an example of sustainable developments, leveraging local resources for economic empowerment, most especially to the Indigenous People and to the betterment of the lives of our friends rescued.

With this ongoing support, the community is poised to overcome challenges and continue reaping the benefits of pickles, banana chips and dried fish production which will serve as an inspiration to other communities seeking similar opportunities.

August 2023