Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe congratulates Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, President, Aldersgate College after signing the grant contract for “the Project for Construction of Women's Training Center in Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya ” on March 5, 2013 at the Embassy of Japan. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Albert Cahilig, Architectual Designer, Mr. Mark Ordonez, Project Accounting, Dr. Polivina Jolicia F. Gauuan, Ms. Framiliza F. Gauuan, Ms. Emily G. Gauuan and Embassy officials.
Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe and Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, President, Aldersgate College signed the grant contract for “ the Project for Construction of Women's Training Center in Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya” on 5 March 2013 at the Embassy of Japan. The p roject, amounting to US$ 104,230 (approximately 4.1 million pesos) , is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Rural communities of Nueva Vizcaya have not been able to achieve their economic potential to the full. Aldersgate College attributes it to the fact that women in such areas have not had enough opportunities to participate in agricultural and vocational training. No matter how the women are willing to have training that directly leads to profitable economic activities, it would mean little if there is no appropriate facilities to conduct the training.
Through the GGP, Aldersgate College will be funded for a) construction of a training center, b) p rocur ement of furniture and fixture in the center , and c) procurement of training equipments. Through the training, women are expected to acquire organic farming with better productivity as well as marketing strategies and organizational skills. The training is also going to include food processing skills. Through the project, approximately 200 households of farmers in the area are expected to enjoy improvement of farming methods and marketing, as well as boosted job opportunities.