TWC and Children International meet to forge new partnership

Children International (CI) is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty that provides access to: a safe place, a caring team, and a clear path out of poverty for the children through programs focused on healthy behaviors, use of health services, education, empowerment and employment. The focus of CI is aligned with the mission of the TESDA Women's Center (TWC) as the lead TVET institution of excellence in women empowerment by providing programs and services geared towards quality-assured, inclusive and gender-fair Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). In a meeting held on July 25, 2018 at the TESDA Women's Center, the parties agreed to collaborate in providing technical-vocational skills training, empowerment, and employment for the youth. The meeting was attended by Mr. Joseph Jerome Sibonga, CI Employment Coordinator, Mr. Jeffrey Mark Santos, Community Center Coordinator, and Ms. Isabel Anne Ignacio, Program Field Officer. The TWC team was joined by Ms. Maria Clara Ignacio, Center Chief, Ms. Mylene Somera, Supervising TESD Specialist, Ms. Gerrelen Balbin, Training Management Unit Head, and Ms. Lucy Tabu, Research, Advocacy, Partnerships and Linkages Unit Head. The TWC is advocating for more women to enrol in traditionally male-dominated courses such as Plumbing, Bartending, Automotive Servicing, Electronic Product Assembly and Servicing (EPAS), and Welding. The training programs are offered for free at the TESDA Women's Center in Taguig City.