Light for All works closely with the local government units to organize and conduct a series of consultative focus group discussions with groups of women in different communities to identify the topics of interest in parenthood and child development.
This is followed by a series of sessions to women to introduce them to the best practices of parenthood and important facts about child development. More than 40 women have attended these sessions since started in 2019. Twenty trainers participated in planning and conducting the sessions.
Over the past three years, LfA foundation invested in empowering the girls to train others and convey knowledge and skills to different audiences from the surrounding communities on different topics. The girls were exposed to different adhoc orientation and training sessions on different skills and topics. In January 2022, LfA foundation decided to organize a well-structured comprehensive Training of Trainers conducted by a professional trainer specialized in this field. The training was conducted on seven consecutive sessions starting from January 25 to March 12, 2022.
As per the MOU signed with Miriam College, LfA conducted series of interactive sessions on English language and art basic skills. These sessions have been facilitated by Miriam College volunteer (Ms. Diane Frances L. Sales) during 2022 school break (July). The sessions were conducted for youth and young adults from neighborhoods serviced by the foundation. The sessions aim at improving the competency of the trainees in their basic English writing, reading, and communication skills as well as enhancing the trainees’ skills in drawing, oil pastel coloring, and painting.
During June-July 2022, SMCOF has designed and conducted an English course session for the women of the community. The English course consists of 12 topics that was conducted over 9 sessions. Each session focused on one of the five basic English skills: writing, reading, listening, understanding, and speaking skills. This course was facilitated by Ms. Semhar K. Dawit, a missionary from Canada, and was assisted by Ms. Grace Dofeliz. The course focused on strengthening the basic communication skills of the trainees and improving their listening and comprehension skills through enhancing vocabulary and coherent organization of information on English language.