Visit of Ms. Marilyn Lazaro, ASSISI Program
Professionalizing Sugarcane Farming through Skills Training & Development
SIMAG Foundation Inc., the Silay Volunteer Health Workers Org., the SIMAG Technical Vocational Education and Skills Training in partnership with the Rural Health Unit of E.B. Magalona with the support from Hon. Marvin M. Malacon and the Philippine National Red Cross conducts Bloodletting activity on August 24, 2018 at SIMAG Training Center.
Many of us simply sat around our basketball courts, hoping and waiting for a college education we could not afford. For a job we could not get. For a better future for ourselves, and our families that we always dreamed about. Until we realized, it would never come if we sat there alone.
At one point it was anticipated that the membership of this organization may reduce in the coming years, but instead, it increases to 1,002 from 982 last 2016. This is because of the SIMAG Welding Training Center in which hundreds of out-of-school youth are waiting for the scholarship. Unfortunately, only 71 were able to trained this year.
The Silay City LCPC together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted the monitoring of the functionality of the BCPC in 16 barangays last November 2017. They used Evaluation Tools included in the Manual of Operations, and the following were declared winners: First – Barangay Rizal, Second – Barangay 1, and the Third – Barangay Capitan Ramon.
After 12 years, SIMAG is continuously exploring and implementing activities that will sustain the “Children Rights Project” as this will officially end on March 2018. Although sustainability plans have been incorporated to every component of the project, SIMAG is still involved to “Project” because of the continuous increase of children population in the hacienda communities.
SIMAG Livelihood Program Coordinator conducted seminars and workshops on Entrepreneurship using the simplified Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) training module, translated into the local dialect. The seminar were conducted in 28 hacienda communities who have livelihood projects.