Monday, November 22, 2010

Green novelty items readied for Christmas



Wastes corn husks from the corn fields of Centrala, Surallah, South Cotabato were never wastes. It is a "green" earth friendly material and it has provided income opportunities for poor families in Centrala, Surallah, South Cotabato. 

On November 22-23, 2010, 25 youth and women of Centrala reinvigorate their skills in making novelty items made from corn husks. This time their expected outputs are Christmas related novelty items that include wreaths, balls, Santa Clause, Christmas Trees and the like. Also, the tradition of making dolls that are replicas of the indigenous peoples in the barangay (village) and neighboring municipalities is still present.





Mrs. Neza Prayco, the trainer, is an advocate of using earth friendly materials in making novelty items. She has been in corn husk products making for many years as a volunteer trainer at elementary and secondary schools in her Municipality, in neighboring towns and with other Programmes and local government units.

The activity is being supported by the Rural Micro-Enterprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP)in South Cotabato of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) It is co-implemented by the Women Indigenous Focus for Enhancement, Inc. (WIFE).

If you want more information about the products of Allah Valley Crafters Association, Neza’s Novelty Items and Pag-asa Youth Association of Central contact (+63) 0917-347-0832.




DTI Provincial Director Flora Gabunales is very optimistic that green-based products will be continue gain market acceptance as climate change adaptation campaign is very strong both in urban and rural setting.


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