Tuesday, October 29, 2013

School kids get free haircut from livelihood training grads

Pupils of a local elementary school had their pre-Halloween treats of free haircuts and styling from 63 women graduates of the Ganda Mo, Hanapbuhay Ko (GMHK) livelihood training program sponsored by IRRI and the Ang Hortaleza Foundation, Inc.

During the graduation program held earlier in the day at IRRI, Communication Head Tony Lambino and Partnerships Office Head Julian Lapitan each shared stories with the graduates on how the women in their own lives had worked hard and took advantage of opportunities to financially contribute to their families.

Los Baños Mayor Caesar Perez thanked the graduates for investing their time on learning new skills and serving as good models for the community.
One of the graduates, who is working the night shift at a factory in nearby Cabuyao, said she opted to give up a few hours of sleep and take the GMHK training during her rest hours, recognizing how such new skills will help increase her income and serve as a fallback livelihood if the factory she works in closes unexpectedly.

The free haircuts event was held at the Mayondon Elementary School in Los Baños on 25 October 2013.

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