By Wilnard Bacelonia

Marawi City, Jan 31 (PIA-ICCC) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Administration (TESDA) is proving that the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Subcommittee on Business and Livelihood has been strengthening its convergence and collaboration.

On the 5th Kawiyagan held at the Marawi City Hall today, hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have registered to undergo skills training and 30 others receive Electrical and Mechanical Services Tool Kits from TESDA.

One of them is Amrousi Malawani, a former resident of Moncado Colony, but currently staying at Sarimanok Tent City.

Amrousi earlier received a passenger motorcycle with side-car from Community and Family Services International (CFSI) which is currently his source of income.

Being part of Kawiyagan, CFSI is one of the humanitarian organizations closely collaborating with TFBM Subcommittee on Business and Livelihood on empowering Marawi IDPs.

Like other member-agencies, CFSI constantly presents its monitoring, list of beneficiaries, livelihood grants and other data to the subcommittee as part of the unified efforts of TFBM.

Complementing CFSI’s livelihood package for Amrousi, TESDA gave him a Mechanical Services Tool Kit.

“What TESDA gave me is a big help on the repair and maintenance of my motorcycle,” said.


Amrousi Malawani receiving Mechanical Services Tool Kit from TESDA during the 5th Kawiyagan at Marawi City Hall. (Photo by Wilnard Bacelonia/PIA ICCC)

Amrousi is one of the Marawi IDPs who is experiencing the impact of TFBM’s continuous enhancement of its livelihood convergence.

TESDA is planning to train and provide more starting kits this year and also eyeing to partner with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to provide jobs for Marawi IDPs. (WLBacelonia/PIA-ICCC)