Beneficiaries gain new skills, receive gifts

     The University shared its blessings fortifying the skills of beneficiaries from five selected municipalities of Ilocos Norte during the extension activities held at the university grounds on January 24.

     The families are from the service areas of Paoay, Currimao, and Dingras, and City of Batac, which were selected by their local government officials and accompanied by the towns’ social welfare and development officers.

     These activities, according to MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis, are ways of reaching to the people so that they will become more meaningful and in life and that inviting them in the university affirms the sincerity of MMSU in attaining the purpose of inclusive growth, emphasizing that the beneficiaries are at the core of the 7-point agenda of the university.

     The families were trained on different income-generating ventures such as slip casting, cornick processing, banana chips making, and interior landscaping.

     Among the trainers were Prof. Orlando C. Rosales, faculty from the College of Industrial Technology; Suerte Mia Soriano, assisted entrepreneur of MMSU, and Prof. Geovanie Stanley Malab from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Sustainable Development.

     “I am so thankful to MMSU because we were trained on these income-generating activities that we could use in improving our lives,” one of the beneficiaries said.
The beneficiaries also received gifts at the close of the activity. 
     With the theme, “Fortifying the Skills of Lifelong Learners,” the activity aimed to reinforce the skills of the participants in order to meet their needs of the context and diverse environment and to overcome the life’s challenges .