In the hopes of building vital and self-sustaining communities, we provided our hosts training and livelihood opportunities that would boost their self-reliance.
Organic Farming Initiative. First Gen, together with ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI), helped establish four (4) organic vegetable farms in Lobo, Batangas.
BOSH/COSH Training. First Gen sponsored 21 trainees from host barangays Sta. Rita Aplaya, Sta. Rita Karsada, and Bolbok to take part in the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) and Construction Safety and Health (COSH) Training, as well as in the Values Formation Seminar.
Employment Coaching. To empower our hosts to pursue different career paths, First Gen conducted an employment coaching activity last August 16 to 17, 2016. This coaching activity benefited 201 individuals from host barangays Sta. Rita Aplaya, Sta. Rita Karsada, Danglayan, and Sta. Clara, and an additional 33 participants from Barangay Bolbok.
Job Fair. To help job-seekers from our host communities, First Gen conducted a job fair in partnership with First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in the Office of the City Veterinarian and the Agricultural Services Office of Batangas. In total, 709 job-seekers from the Batangas Province were able to participate in the job fair.
Welding Skills Training. As part of our efforts to provide valuable skills training for our hosts, First Gen also helped 12 beneficiaries from host barangays Sta. Rita Aplaya, Sta. Rita Karsada, and Bolbok complete their training in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (GTAW/ SMAW) and apprenticeship.
Access Road Rehabilitation. In a bid to make our host communities more accessible, First Gen rehabilitated a 4.4-kilometer access road to help farmers haul their produce in and out of Purok 7 in Barangay Liboran, Baungon, Bukidnon.