Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bagging hope

An initiative that started as a livelihood project for the residents in San Agustin, Bay, Laguna on 2012, has finally reached the people of Los Baños.

On 29 April  2014, the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Los Banos, in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), conducted a paper bag making activity for senior citizens.

Mr. Joselito Platon, associate for Philippine desk at IRRI, facilitated the training for the senior citizens in Los Baños.

PESO and IRRI hope to inspire these senior citizens to form a group and make use of the skill they have obtained in order to generate income.
The paper rice bag making was initiated for the residents of San Agustin, in Bay last 2012.  IRRI buys the paper bags from them as containers for the brown rice tokens given to VIP guests and visitors in the Institute. 

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