by Maria Teresa B. Beñas / PIA
PIDIGAN, Abra – They may be physically away from their homeland but their love and concern for their provincemates remain strong.
The Annak ti Abrain Canada has given hope to the 20 scholars they sponsored in the electrical installation and maintenance training at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Provincial Training Center.
The scholars graduated last Feb. 28 from a four-month training that started November last year.
Buenavic Q. Bersalona, head and founder of the Annak ti Abra-Canada, said the organization sponsored the tuition, assessment, and certificate fees and provision of two sets of uniform and complete set of tool kits, notebooks, pens, and grocery items to all the 20 scholars from Lagayan, Licuan-Baay, Bangued, Manabo, Pilar, San Juan, Daguioman, and Tayum.
The Annak ti Abra also paid for the dormitory of 15 students who came from far-flung municipalities.
Atty. Marco M. Bautista, former mayor of San Juan and long-time partner of Tesda in its programs, urged the graduates to be more responsible and responsive to the needs of their communities by using their skills for public service while waiting for opportunities.
Carmelita Bersalona also encouraged the graduates to apply their training for self-enhancement, uplift their families, help in the development of their local communities, and contribute to the overall development of the country.
Bersalona also granted the request of Fely Balingoay, municipal coordinator of the Annak ti Abra in Canada for Manabo, for the donation of plastic tables and chairs to Sitio Tigtiggaak, San Ramon West, Manabo.