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.
The Educational Assistance Program (EDAP) continues to be relevant to the sugarcane workers parallel to the government education subsidy. SIMAG will continue its effort in fund sourcing to accommodate more student applicants.
For this year, our Health Program focused on eye-related diseases such as cataract, trachoma, and diabetic retinopathy that can prevent blindness.
After amendments of its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, SIMAG FOUNDATION, INC. is now also operating under the name and style of SIMAG Technical Vocational Education and Skills Training Center.