With the aim of providing additional developmental activities to the learners of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) – La Trinidad District, Christine Cauan and Joyce Polonio, ALS-Implementers established a link with the Child and Family Service Philippines Incorporated (CFSPI)-Consuelo Life Skills Center for Children thus, 22 ALS learners from the different barangays of La Trinidad 4 from Itogon and 2 from Sablan, for a total of 28 availed of a free training-workshop on emergency preparedness on June 27-29 at CFSPI compound then at Riverview Water Park, Tuba.
Elita Herrero, CFSPI Program Director tapped the services of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Baguio City, represented by SFO2 Frederick Calama, SFO1 Sammy Gadgad, FO3 Roy Calpi, FO2 Preston Degway and FO1 Domindor Bagano, who served as trainers. Demonstration lecture on basic first aid, bandaging techniques, basic safety procedures on incident command system and basic fire fighting and fire streams were done for two days at CFSPI compound water safety and rescue was executed at Riverview Water Park, Tuba.
The Local Government Unit of La Trinidad through the Office of the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Romeo K. Salda, as usual extended full support to the activity by permitting the free use of the municipal emergency car in transporting the ALS learners to and from the training venue.
The ALS implementers and learners hailed Herrero for making it possible them to avail of such kind of experiential life-long skills which they can make use when faced with related emergency situations wherever they are.
Herrero encouraged the learners to maximize the use of their time by joining the other skills development activities of the institution much so that their classroom learning in their respective Community Learning Centers (CLC) is limited to twice a week. “For sure, each of you have your own reason in dropping out from the formal school, but I heartily encourage you to remain hopeful much so that there other ways of realizing your dreams in life, and our institution, CFSPI is now your implementers’ partner in working things out for you. Waste not the opportunity,” Herrera said.
By Joyce B. Polonio