Some 30 residents of the municipality of T’boli underwent Training for Jewelry-making sponsored by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) on November 6 held at the Minahang Bayanihan Center located at the municipal gymnasium of the said town.
Nencita Acain, PEMO – Mines and Geo-Sciences Division chief disclosed that the program is part of the Organizational Development Training for T’boli Jewelers Association.
“The program aims to give livelihood to 30 residents of T’boli particularly women and out-of-school youth who are wife, daughter or laborer involved in the mining operation in the said town,” Acain stressed.
The training will likewise give added-value to the existing gold mining industry in the area, Acain pointed out, with the extracted and processed gold made into high-value jewelry items by trained jewel-makers.
In the Regional Industrial, Technology and Trade Expo held during the T’nalak Festival this year, PEMO also conducted a Jewelry Training in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Central Office.
PEMO’s partners for this training include the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and DOST.