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Entrepreneur’s Day held in AVRC II

The Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC II) recently held an Entrepreneur’s Day in Brgy. Labangon, Cebu City where sixty-one (61) persons with disabilities (PWDs) showcased their skills in massage therapy, cosmetology and cookery.

PWD trainees on Massage Therapy demonstrate their skills to the satisfied customers.

The one-day event provided the PWDs the chance to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills to the public.

It aimed to develop the ability of the trainees in manufacturing and marketing of their products.

After the event, the PWDs earned a total of Php 15,507.00.

“We open the AVRC to the public so that they would have the chance to buy the products and avail the services of our active trainees,” said Ms. Eutilla Tahanlangit, AVRC II center head.

She also said this is a good venue to display their skills, which could help boost their self-esteem as they interact to different people.

According to Tahanlangit, this kind of activity would help them understand the concept of entrepreneurship as well as experience how it feels to be an entrepreneur.

In this manner, Tahanlangit said they would be prepared to do it when they finish their training at AVRC II.

As a non-residential institution under the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD), AVRC II provides various courses ranging from Massage Therapy, Electronic Motor Repair, Computer Electronics, Basic Sewing, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Commercial Cooking and Cosmetology.

PWD trainees on commercial cooking display their food products during the Entrepreneur’s Day.

The center aims to maximize the capacities of PWDs through assessment and guidance, social adjustment, medical, vocational training and placement services as well as bring maximum functioning of PWDs for their eventual integration into the community. ###

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