Subic, Zambales - Five hundred twenty-five (525) scholars of Malampaya Foundation's Sanayan sa Ikauunlad ng Kakayahang Pangkabuhayan (SIKAP) and Project Galing at Negosyo Dulot ay Asenso (GANDA) programs were part of a graduation ceremony on September 16, 2014 at Subic municipality in Zambales.
SIKAP and Project GANDA are a community-based trade skills education program which aims to capacitate trainees on culinary arts, wellness and grooming skills, household cleaning and personal care products development, hardware and appliance servicing and tourism services. The programs are geared for employment, self-employment and enterprise development and targets indigent women, youth and fisherfolk families.
Keynote speaker Subic municipality mayor Jefferson Khonghun congratulated the graduates and urged them to maximise the skills and knowledge gained from the courses. Other special guests were Shell Philippines Exploration Malampaya Phase 3 Project Engineer Nathan Stephenson and Keppel Subic Shipyard Senior VP for Finance Agnes Lorenzo.