CIO Consuelo Foundation

TACLOBAN CITY-Fifty residents of the Pope Francis Village in Brgy. 99 Diit, this city, finished the free training on bread and pastry production and cookery of the “Consuelo on Wheels” Program on May 7, 2019.
The program in partnership with the Consuelo Foundation, the city government of Tacloban through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, and the Provincial Office of the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) started last February in the resettlement site located in the northern part of Tacloban.
Consuelo on Wheels is one of the programs of CF in which a mobile wing van fitted with training equipment and materials goes to a chosen community to provide onsite livelihood training.
According to TESDA Provincial Director Loreta D. Banario, it is a unique program which started through partnership agreements with different agencies such as DOLE, DTI (Negosyo Center), Center for Community Transformation PESO, City Cooperative and the CCDLAO to provide help to the residents of Pope Francis village.
The graduates will be subjected to competency assessment and certification in order for them to receive a national certificate or certificate of competency, said Banario.
Meanwhile, post-training assistance from CF, and the different livelihood assistance offices of the City Government will be given the graduates to ensure the sustainability of the livelihood assistance.
“To make this program very valuable at the same time sustainable for the graduates of the program and… make clients feel na hindi natin sila pinapabayaan until they become sustainable that’s our goal,” assured CF project officer Janette B. Borac.
CF also piloted a “Child Protection” program in Tacloban City to address Child Labor issues.