In perseverance, Maranao women finally forms tailoring cooperative

August 13, 2019 // Leave a Comment

There is opportunity for those who persevere. This adage applies to Ompongan o mga Bae sa Ranao (OBAERA) –composed of 22 Maranao women of barangay Langi Talub of Masiu town, who finally formalized their registration in Cooperative Development Authority to pursue collectively their dressmaking venture. Capturing their market, they earned the sum of P41,000 for sewing and selling abaya, mokna, salimot, bags, flaglets for occasion, and wallets. The women organization was a recent beneficiary of four sewing machines, one zigzag machine and dress-making accessories and fabrics which inspired them to establish its tailoring shop that started accepting orders in November 2019. They were also able to participate in a livelihood exhibits…

105 children in Lanao Sur completed early childhood education with Caritas-Australia’s support

August 13, 2019 // Leave a Comment

A total of 105 children from four communities completed their early childhood education (ECE) with support from CARITAS-Australia in a separate moving-up ceremonies conducted on February 20-22, 2019. These learners were from barangays Diolangan and Salipongan of Bubong town; barangay Langitalub of  Masiu; and, barangay Moriatao Datu of Lumbayanague, Lanao del Sur. Parents graced the occasion with pride as they donned medals and ribbons to the children. They also witnessed the distribution of certificate and gifts for those who excel in class performance.   The introductory or pre-school education for toddlers to six years old children focused on language development, basic literacy, language arts, fundamentals of reading, science…