In celebration of Women’s Month, Eternal Gardens Cagayan de Oro, in partnership with the Community Improvement Division (CID) headed by Marissa Tagarda, organized a livelihood skills training program on hair cutting and hair re-bonding on March 25, 2022 at the Cagayan de Oro City Hall. Fifteen (15) women who lost their jobs and other sources of income because of the pandemic participated in the training program, which was entitled We Make Change Work for Women.

“We strongly believe that to teach women new skills is to empower them, which is why we came up with this project. By helping them acquire new skills, we also hope to help them regain confidence and the courage to turn these skills into an opportunity to earn so that they can support their families,” said Lany Nery, marketing officer of Eternal Gardens CDO and one of the coordinators for the event.

Aside from the hair cutting and re-bonding training, each participant was also given a starter kit, which contained a complete set of hair cutting and hair re-bonding tools, so that they can immediately use their new learnings to generate income by offering their services.