West Pantar, Marawi City – Last August 8, 2017, SMI President & CEO Dr. Irene Floro together with her staff, along with TESDA Regional Director Lorenzo Macapili and Provincial Director Tarhata Mapandi, has joined forces in the distribution of the tools and equipment for 78 IDP’s and community beneficiaries who are displaced due to the fighting inside the City of Marawi. As government soldiers fight against Maute rebels, Skills Mastery Institute team gears toward the fight against poverty, hunger, and psycho-social trauma caused by war.
The Organic Agriculture training is the first private led Skills Training for the Internally Displaced Persons. During the opening ceremony, the Brgy. Chairman of West Pantar was teary-eyed while giving his thanksgiving message for he saw the whole team in full force-government and private sector, giving out their time and effort to travel all the way to their area, not only giving agricultural materials but most importantly Hope to all the IDP’s and community beneficiaries.