The second to the last short course livelihood skills training last August 23, 2013 was Rice in a box and Herbal Soap Making. The training was provided by Bureau of Agrarian Reform Information and Education (BARIE). Rice in a box livelihood skill focused on the rice preparation, costing, serving control, making oyster teriyaki, sweet spicy sauce and Mongolian rice. While the Herbal Soap Making training focused on the material specification, product formulation, preparation of extract for malungay soap and papaya soap. The speakers were Ms. Teresita Tamayo and Ms. Josie De Jesus both from Ultima Entrepinoy Forum Center.
Like the past livelihood skills training the speakers gave the employees of DAR the specific method, practical tips and hands on learning experience so that they will be able to execute and create their own rice in a box and soap. Both speakers emphasized that both trainings are good for a business venture because the cost of the materials are cheap and the return of labor cost and investment is fast.
Ms. De jesus, the speaker for the rice in box shared that consumers are starting to patronize food cart because not only it offers fast food but also there are a lot of variety of food you can choose from, it’s cheap and very accessible. Also, to maximize and have a higher yield from rice, one should use the “laon” variety because it’s quality suits the demand of consumer for rice.
Making your own soap can be fun for a hobby as well as can be source of income. The speaker shared that soap is not limited to a certain kind; in fact there are a lot of variety that one can create from a certain material like wheat, papaya and herbal plants. These materials can differ from the competitions that are already out in the market because the ingredients are more organic, making the “ do-it-yourself” soap products sellable.
The last livelihood training courses will be siopao making and scented candles on August 30, 2013 at HRD hall.