City conducts massage training for island folks

Geared towards developing the workforce of the residents of Buri Island as initiated by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan as part of the Buri Island Development Plan, another skills training was conducted at Barangay Estaka in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Samar Provincial Office.

The training, which was on “Basic Body Massage cum Entrepreneurial Development” was assisted by the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) and ran from November 6-17, 2017 was able to equip more than twenty (20) residents who are now licensed by TESDA on the said specific skill.

Aimed at capacitating the interested constituents of the said barangay, the initiative is geared towards becoming an alternative livelihood for these residents as an answer to the increasing demand on massage service.

This initiative coincides with the plan of Mayor Step of developing the whole Buri Island as the next sports eco-tourism destination in the city with the highly-successful Buri Inflatable Water Park that was assisted by the city and the ongoing development of the Cabugawan Mangrove Eco-Park.

The city plans to put up more social enterprises that would help local residents be employed and while helping protect the rich biodiversity of the island.

Mayor Step believes that “in order to sustainably address poverty in the community, people must be equipped not just with financial capital but most importantly with the proper skills and attitude in order to economically and socially improve”.

(Photos and report provided by Ms. Maila de Guia; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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