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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Turning women into more than just workers

By Sharon Robas-Macawile
Philippine Daily Inquirer

SINCE 1982, the Foundation for Professional Training Inc. (FPTI), a duly-accredited private NGO, has been providing scholarships for a two-year vocational-technical course to young underprivileged women in the country.

“We want to give better opportunities for young economically-challenged women by giving them training skills and help them earn a degree recognized by Tesda (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority),” explains Ma. Susana E. Manzon, FPTI’s president.

To date, FPTI runs five schools located in different parts of the country: Punlaan School in San Juan, Maligaya Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services (Micars) in Manila, Anihan in Laguna, Habihan in Quezon City and Banilad Center for Professional Development in Cebu.

Read the entire article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

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