SFU Students Donate Equipment To TESDA Las Pinas

Foreign University International School Manila Philippines - TESDA Donation

Halfway down Quirino Avenue and tucked by the discreet corner of the road stands the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) center in Las Piñas. Hundreds of trainees clad in orange shirts pour through its wrought iron gates everyday and the 12th of December was no different – other than the presence of a small group that was clad in maroon and carrying appliances. The timing of our visit had been most fortuitous as our first trip was taken in line with the lecture and discussion about skills training as part of the Human Resource Development curriculum. Suffice to say that it was the only one ever planned. Apart from an exhaustive list of courses (Hairdressing and reflexology are clear favorites!) and facts (Trainees give free massages during Mondays!), realizations were made. TESDA’s free programs, which are granted to those who are inclined to build up their skills, remain a treat, however, training costs, machinery, tools and other facilities which are used to develop and hone the students’ skills for capitalization by the global environment need additional assistance. As such, our small class took another trip – this trip – led by Ms. Lineses and joined by Mr. Tijam, to give a small bit of aid largely intended for their electronics class; hence the four televisions, two electric fans, two VHS players and two waffle makers. Although several weeks have passed between our two trips, it was reassuring to know that all of our appliances, even if second-hand, were graciously accepted. Our first trip where we merely asked queries and made comments, however exasperating and silly, and our second trip where we provided the appliances, indeed are rare and heart-warming highlights of our academic calendar.

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