The Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted a livelihood seminar/workshop entitled “Taho and Tokwa Making” on August 10, 2018 at the Basilio Valdes Hall.
More than fifty (50) employees coming from the various departments, services and offices of the hospital attended the half day seminar.
Ms. Gemma Colcol, a member of the 2018 National Hospital Week committee and concurrent board member of the VMMC Employees Cooperative (VMMCEC) delivered the opening remarks. She said that the livelihood seminar is intended to further improve the living conditions of the employees by providing them alternative source to earn extra income.
Ms. Edna Ressurrecion of Negoskwela, on the other hand, served as trainor of the seminar. The seminar was divided into two (2) parts: Lecture and Hands on/Workshop. During the lecture part, the trainor discussed extensively the materials and equipment to be used, costing of products and the step by step process of taho and tokwa making. Afterwards, in the hands-on part, the participants who were divided into four (4) groups were allowed to demonstrate their newly found skills by making their own taho and as a bonus get to taste their finished products. The participants received a certificate of training from Negoskwela after the seminar.
The livelihood seminar culminated the week- long celebration of the 2018 National hospital Week and was held in partnership with the VMMC Employees Cooperative (VMMCEC)