TABUK CITY, Kalinga – To further enhance the capabilities of women in the city, members of the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) conducted an orientation to enhance the modular package for women at the conference hall, City Hall building.
Social Welfare Officer Rhonda Vail Lappao reported that there are ten modules in the orientation, with one new module being introduced each month.
“Adda iti 10 nga modules, ket diay nai-explain tattay ket self enhancement para Session 1 under self-image ken self-discovery,” she said, adding that other sessions would be tackled in their next meetings.
Furthermore, according to Lappao, the orientation will provide KALIPI members greater knowledge of their rights and increase their sense of empowerment.
Lappao continued by saying that the three main areas of women’s development that KALIPI members would learn about in those ten modules were self-enhancement, productivity in skill development, and community skills development.
The social welfare officer added that their module includes a section on healthcare, so they plan to bring in a healthcare expert to speak to their members and educate them on the significance of the subject as well as how to take care of their own and their families’ health.
For their first monthly meeting, they discussed the planning for the functioning assessment for all KALIPI organizations in the city from February to March, as well as the preparation for National Women’s Month in March of this year.
The members were also updated on the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing with the Kalinga State University (KSU) regarding livelihood and skills development trainings.
Lappao said that once the MOA is signed, the university can assist the KALIPI by offering different kinds of training such as wine-making, vinegar-making, soap-making, food processing, and more to their members. By Edward Joseph Gacuya