More than 100 learners will soon benefit from the skills training program as the Department of Education’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System (DepEd-BALS), in partnership with Bukidnon State University, launched Wednesday, February 4, its “Literacy Cum-Livelihood Project.”
The project caters to out-of-school youths and adults 15 years old and above to help the underserved sector of the society to gain knowledge in literacy and acquire livelihood skills to augment their family income.
The courses offered are basic electronics, cosmetology and hair spa. The target beneficiaries are the unemployed, underemployed, mothers, single parents and out-of -school youth.
In an effort to meet up specific learning needs and challenges of participants, Malaybalay DepEd-BALS and Bukidnon State University-Social Science Department (BSU-SSD) agreed to work collectively and signed a memorandum of agreement.
One of the goals is to solicit BSU’s full support to the project; hence, the institution’s expertise on the field could be imparted to the students/learners. These will be done under the tutelage of mobile teachers and the supervision of the District ALS Coordinator.