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Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal
The institutional partners of PSFI in implementing SKIL are Technical and Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and TESDA-accredited institutions, Don Bosco Institute of Technology and STI Colleges, along with the participation of various industry partners, who provide on-the-job trainings, that include AG&P Co. of Manila, Aboitiz-Metaphil, Keppel Shipyard, Panasonic Communications and Honda Motors.
In recognizing new employment opportunities offered by information and communications technologies, PSFI also carries out ICT skills development programs. Dubbed the electronic Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (eSKIL), PSFI implemented its first program on ICT skills training in March 2006 to help the youth improve their chances of getting hired in call centres and animation art studios.
6,000 out-of-school youth supported
Leadership Enhancement and Attitude Development (LEAD)
Agriculture Research and Development
Aquaponics is a sustainable method of raising both fish and vegetables. This type of indoor farming is becoming more and more popular because one grows considerably more food with less water, land, and labor than traditional agriculture. It is a combination of recirculating aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) and hydroponics (soilless plant culture). In aquaponics, the nutrient-rich water from raising fish provides a natural fertilizer for the plants, the plants in turn help purify the water for the fish. Aquaponics can be used to sustainably raise fresh fish and vegetables for a family, to feed a village, or to generate profit in a commercial farming venture, year-round and in any climate.
Modifications were done to improve the semi-commercial backyard aquaponic model to accommodate data from previous cropping cycles suggesting the potentials of the system.
The pilot sites for the project are Unisan and Agdangan municipalities in Quezon Province, wherein project survey shows that 50% of the farmers rely exclusively on coconut farming and 86% earn below minimum wage. Additionally, most of the farmers are tenants or non-owners of the land they farm.
295 farmers trained on sustainable farming
2 cooperatives established
2 cocohub facilities built