DTI extends help to NV inmates
The Department of Trade and Industry visited the Provincial Jail last Wednesday (Nov. 11) to give support and enhance the knowledge of inmates in making different kinds of handicrafts.
This is through the initiative of Governor Carlos M. Padilla who requested the DTI-NV to provide technical assistance to the NVPJail Livelihood project in terms of new designs, skills and entrepreneurial enhancement, marketing support and quality improvement.
According to the initial assessment of staff from the DTI-NV, they observed that the products of the inmates are already traditional designs and they only have very limited market access and so their skills and technology need also to be enhanced.
Meanwhile, with the visit of DTI at PJail, Richard C. Siuagan, in-house designer of DTI-R02, requested the inmates to present to him all their products which he will be assessing again and will tell the designer of the product what to remove, retain or to be developed.
Inmate’s products are handicrafts like picture frame, lamp shade, wall clock, bag and many more which are all made out of recycled plastic bottles, magazines, tiger grass stalks, bamboo and recycled plywood.
According to Provincial Warden Col. Fernando Pasion, this product development is for the preparation for the conduct of holiday product showcase scheduled on December to be made at Provincial Jail.
Also present during the visit of DTI were the Provincial Cooperative Affairs Officer Judith L. Asuncion and her staff who pledged their support to the activity and the members of Runo Association of Santa Fe who also want to learn more skills in handicraft making. #mccd