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AROUND 100 beneficiaries coming from different programs of DSWD have availed of SM Foundation’s training program for farmers.

The program, called Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan, was launched early today through an Orientation for beneficiaries held in Brgy. Balcon Maravilla, Jordan, Guimaras.

The beneficiaries are a mix of those receiving assistance from Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, two of the agency’s flagship programs.

“Napakaswerte ninyo na napili kayo na makasali sa ganitong training,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre of DSWD Field Office VI.

Aside from the beneficiaries of DSWD, SM Foundation also tapped the locality of Jordan for the selection of the beneficiaries.

“This will be a 12-days training. Huwag sana kayong mag absent. Tumbasan inyo ang oportunidad na ito ng 100 percent attendance. Gamitin ninyo ang inyong matututunan para makita natin ang result,” the director added.

She also assured the residents of Guimaras that the agency is complementing efforts along livelihood provision for Guimaras.

“Rest assured na ang DSWD ay patuloy na magsusuporta sa inyo. Sa taong ito, P2.7 million ang pondo para sa Guimaras at may kaparte doon ang sa Jordan.

The training is a program on backyard planting and small-scale farming in urban and rural areas nationwide.

This is the first for Guimaras Province and 212th batch in the country./dswd6/May Rago-Castillo