Disabled Persons Shine at SM Job Fair
Persons with disabilities (PPWDS) took centerstage during SM Foundation's Job Skills and Livelihood Fair, held recently at SM City Fairview.
Held in conjunction with the 27th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, the five-day fair was organized by SM Foundation in cooperation with the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The event not only showcased the skills of PWDS, but also the possibilities that await them. DOLE officials, regional dir. Celeste Maya Balderama, director Maria Luisa Gigette Imperial, and Employment Promotion Division OIC Narnilla, and NCWPD's Myrla Sendeno cut the ceremonial ribbon with SM Foundation executive director Connie Angeles.
In the livelihood exhibit, the PWDs showed off products they had made.
These included reversible dolls, scented candles, fans, memo pads, and other novelty items.
Participants were Buhay Pangarap, Much in Little, Dennis Rhomel Corpus, Balan Photography, Gintong Mana Foundation, Kawit Catholic Association, and Marissa's Bags. The Philippine Blind Union Region 4, Rehabilitation Sheltered Workshop, Silent Woodcraft, Ricoram's Artwork, Tahanang Walang Hagdan, and the Tala Disabled Group.
Hundreds joined in the Job Fair for PWDs. Some 727 job vacancies were posted by participating companies, such as the SM Supermalls, Suyen Corporation (Bench), Nova Foundation, West Contact Services, North Park Noodles, E-Pacific Global Center, Inc. …