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Environment, nutrition scholars from Busuanga, Coron towns undergo skills development training

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Barangay Environment and Nutrition Scholars (BEANS) from Busuanga and Coron towns have undergone Basic Course Training.

A total of 45 scholars took the training in Kamalig Farm, Barangay Poblacion, Coron, which aims to enhance their skills.

Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Rachel T. Paladan said that the said training aims to develop the coordination skill; advocacy skills; and nutrition counseling of the scholars.

“Katuwang ng Provincial Nutrition Office (PNO) sa pagpapatupad ng programang ito ang National Nutrition Council (NNC)-MIMAROPA sa pamamagitan ng paglalaan ng kaukulang pondo upang maisakatuparan ang gawaing ito,” the provincial government said.

Paladan said that BEANS from Brooke’s Point, Araceli and Narra will undergo the same training before this year ends. She said that there are around 800 BEANS in Palawan.

“Ang Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Program ay isang programa sa ilalim ng Department of Health na itinataguyod ng NNC. Ito ay isang human resource development strategy na tugon para sa Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition. Ang mga ito ay katuwang ng naturang ahensiya sa pagpapatupad ng programa sa pamamagitan ng pangangasiwa ng mga boluntaryong gawain sa mga lokalidad,” said the province.

The said program is pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 1569 or “Strengthening the Barangay Nutrition Program by providing for a Barangay Nutrition Scholar in every barangay, providing funds thereof, and for other purposes.”