TACLOBAN CITY- City Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez relaunches her “Cristina Learn and Earn Program (CLE) in an effort to help residents of this city who either lost their jobs or looking for source of income in the aftermath of the supertyphoon Yolanda.
The relaunching of the CLEP was held on February 4 at the Rizal Central School led by the councilor, wife of Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
The CLEP, a comprehensive livelihood program, will equip women and mothers with special skills for them to earn money. For a start, hair cutting classes was held with mothers, yayas and grandmothers waiting for their students at the said school were the immediate recipients of the program.
Marissa of Barangay 96 said in an interview that availing the program is an opportunity worth grabbing. “While our kids are inside their classrooms, we mothers learn something which we can use later to earn a living,” she said.
Hair cutting techniques were likewise explained by Councilor Romualdez and return demonstration were being executed by the recipients.
Some 30 mothers enrolled themselves at the hair cutting classes. Founder and implementer of the CLEP program, the lady councilor revealed that the next succeeding classes will offer programs on carpentry, masonry, welding and automobile repairs for men.
Councilor Romualdez encourages more mothers to join the various livelihood classes on cooking, food processing, reflexology and cosmetology which the city government offers. Interested one can visit her Legislative Office at the Sangguniang Panglunsod Building for more details. (GAY B.GASPAY, TISAT)