There is value in learning new skills or expanding one's knowledge. Thus, the Amway Philippines CSR Team strives to promote a culture of learning in its activities. For the month of June, Amway put the spotlight on fathers by conducting a Basic Carpentry Workshop in partnership with Food for the Hungry Philippines.
This event is part of the Papreneurship Series, workshops dedicated to upskilling fathers to help them provide for their families. The Basic Carpentry Workshop was held in Barangay Tonsuya, Malabon on June 21, 2022. It was attended by 28 participants.
The resource speaker for this skills training event is Eduardo June La Cumbis, a TESDA NC II Assessor Trainer. He led a lecture and discussion with the participants and did a demonstration, as well, for the hands-on exercise.
The participants include Romeo Villariz, a 56-year-old pastor, who had no prior experience with carpentry before attending the workshop. He's happy to have gained a new life skill, which is not only useful for home repairs but can also be a source of income. He intends to pay it forward by sharing his learnings with the members of his church.
The workshop was not only helpful to beginners like Romeo but also to experienced carpenters like 54-year-old Nestor Ibañez. He says that the workshop sharpened his skills. It made him appreciate the value of taking accurate measurements, and he also learned new methods on how to cut plywood.
As output for the workshop, the fathers were tasked with creating a three-layer wooden shelf with plywood. The trainer, Mr. La Cumbis, inspected their work and also assisted them.
The wooden shelves created by the attendees were auctioned to Amway CSR volunteers after the training. The funds gathered will be used for the next papreneurship event, so it can help another batch of fathers acquire new skills.