TESDA Bataan Registered Institution and Training Center Donate Fruits, Vegetables and Food Packs to Front Liners
Agricultural crops such as fruits and vegetables are definitely healthy alternatives from the usual food packs given by our government and volunteers in this time of crisis brought by Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19.
Provincial Director Julie Ann Banganan happily announced that the D’ Planners Training Center, Inc., a registered agricultural institution of TESDA Bataan in Dinalupihan, has donated vegetables and fruits to front liners in the fight against the pandemic.
Paula Alexis Fernando, assistant school administrator of the D’ Planners, said that they been donating vegetables and fruits to front liners since the enhanced community quarantine in Bataan started and until its extension to May 15.
She informed that 150 kg of corns and 100 kg of string beans that were provided to front liners were planted and harvested by TESDA scholars trained in Agricultural Crops Production (ACP) NC II and NC III under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education (UAQTEA) program, respectively.
Fernando also informed that farmers who were trained under the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) program of the SM Foundation, have planted, harvested and donated 200 kg of patola, 210 kg of eggplants, 60 kg of bitter melon (ampalaya), 55 kg of green chili and 580 kg of cucumber to front liners in Dinalupihan.
She stated that the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Bureau of Fire (BOF) of Dinalupihan helped them in the distributions of said vegetables and fruit-bearing like mango to emergency hospital, marshals, churches, garbage collectors and other front liners in Dinalupihan.
She added that families and relatives of TESDA scholars and KSK farmers also benefitted from it and were provided vegetables and other harvests.
On the other hand, employees and trainor of TESDA Provincial Training Center in Orion, led by Officer-in-Charge Aida Estacio, prepared and distributed 150 packs of rice noodles (pansit palabok), 100 pieces pandesal (puto) and 50 bottles of mineral water to Orion Rural Health Unit, marshals, street sweepers and thirteen (13) police/barangay checkpoints in the said municipality. (Sierra E. Flores/TESDA Bataan).