Rotary Club of CDO East Urban Empowers 25 Out-of-School YOUTH

The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban District 3870 recently conducted a Skills training program in Automotive Repair for 25 out of school youth in 1 And All Technical School in El Salvador city last August 23, 2023.

This Community and Economic Development project is under the area of focus of the Rotary projects and is in partnership with 1 And All Technical School and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

President Bing Dacudao along the Community Service Director Guadalupe Chu and Project Chairman Rotarian Joy N. Co and 13 rotarians witnessed the hands on skills training on the Automotive class which actual demonstration on change oil and oil filters was conducted on that day.

Starter kits was provided and distributed such as combination pliers and screwdriver as tools to be used during training This training is in answer to the growing demand of more automobile mechanics and technician locally and abroad. This training not only equipped them with automotive repair skills but it comes with giving them lecture on life skills and entrepreneurship.
These out of school trainees were also offered on the job training and possible employment to the members whose business are transportation related such as trucking, motor pool, and distribution companies. Thus, this project is providing them livelihood thru skills training. This gives them hope in connection with the Rotarian them “creating Hope in the world”.
The out of school youth will not just benefit from the training but they will get a free assessment from TESDA to make them eligible for a National Certificate II (NC II). This NC II assessment is a pre-requisite for their possible future employment.

This commendable project is sustainable means of livelihood for these 25 trainees for employment for auto companies as car technicians or they can start their own car repair business or become an on call technician. For this area of focus in the Rotary projects, this Community and economic development project is to offer livelihood projects thru skills training program for the underprivileged, jobless and out of school youth.The potential benefits of the project is to create alternative means of livelihood, to orient and guide them to achieve a sustainable means of income and to upgrade and alleviate their standard of living. This project is giving these 25 out of school youth hope for their future.

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