Batangas State University- The National Engineering University in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region IV-A and the local government of Ibaan through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office trained atleast fourteen internally-displaced women of Taal Volcano eruption. This initiative aims to restore the loss of their livelihood after being relocated in 2020 to Sea Breeze Residences in Talaibon, Ibaan, Batangas.
The said training is the second leg of the sustainable food production support of the University after it was funded by the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Consortium on Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) to provide science and technology livelihood options to Taal Volcano eruption victims that supported 2,601 internally displaced families from the Municipalities of San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Balete, Talisay, and Laurel in Batangas Province.
The training on smoked bangus and tilapia attended by the members of Ladies Tinapahan Association was facilitated by Asst. Dir. for Community Development Ms. Kristia Lei A. Reyes.
This livelihood project was funded by the DSWD IV-A under their Sustainable Livelihood Program.
This project also complements the sustainability and access of community service of Batangas State University.