EDUCATION, PARTICIPATION, DETERMINATION = ASENSO KA!
Cong. Albee's vision for change and transformation has always been grounded on influencing people to strive for self-reliance and selfsufficiency. As he would always emphasize, “to veer away from giving fish everytime, but to teach people how to fish . . .” and that there is “dignity in labor”.
In 2014, Cong. Albee coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, TESDA, the local government units and the barangays to determine livelihood skills training for either home-basedl income -generating ventures or community-based livelihood projects. The livelihood training program focused on the theme, “Edukasyon, Partisipasyon kag Determinasyon = Asenso ka!”
Close to 500 individuals, mostly women and fisherfolks, from various barangays of the five: LGUs were tapped as participants in soap-making, candlemaking and fish processing training modules.
Qualified finishers of the trainings were provided with loans to start-up small-scale livelihood ventures in making detergent soap, bath soap and fabric conditioner, and candle-making.
Fisherfolks in EB Magalona, Talisay, Silay and Victorias were taught how to make Kropek, smoked fish and sardines. Food handling and safety were also taught.
Selected imates of the Victorias City jail trained on how to make candles through the dipping process, preparing the mold and the wick. *