TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Nine persons with disabilities (PWDs) and guardians of PWDs were conferred their certificate of training after completing the free 30-day training in massage therapy spearheaded by the City Special Concerns and Coordinating Office (CSCCO) recently at the Senior Citizens Center.
Mary-dhel Lattot of the CSCCO said that the batch started with 15 participants but only nine pushed through with the training that involves both theoretical and practical demonstration under the guidance of Genevieve Wagayan.
City Special Concerns and Coordinating Officer Glen Wansi said that he is encouraged with how this livelihood program for PWDs turned out as former beneficiaries are now able to apply their training and provide livelihood for themselves and their families.
He underscored the importance of structured massage therapy training under a licensed professional for the therapist to properly and safely serve their clients. He added that more training will be provided in the coming years for more PWDs to benefit from the program.
Napoleon Ayang-ang, representing Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero, urged the graduates to continue improving their newly acquired skills and serve as an encouragement and motivation to other members of their sector to take advantage of this opportunity to improve themselves and their well-being.
To immediately start their massage therapy service, each of the graduates received from the CSCCO a towel, massage kits, and massage bed. However, the massage beds will stay at the Senior Citizens Center where they bring clients who avail their services. By Tabuk PIO