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Scene City | Ata-Manobo women graduate

This story appears on Page 13 of the July 08, 2019, issue of Mindanao Times. To download a copy, visit www.bit.ly/MindanaoTimes

Clad in their colorful tribal dresses and accessories, 36 women from the Ata-Manobo tribe in Barangay Florida, Kapalong, Davao del Norte proudly received their livelihood training certificates during their recent graduation via Kalahi-CIDSS PAMANA.

These women wore their eye-catching outfits which they made after their 15- day skills training and capability building on Dressmaking and Beads Crafting for Indigenous Knowledge System Practices provided through the Department of Social Services and Development Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan Indigenous People -Community Driven Development.

One of the graduates, Neybe C. Eriano, says “In this event, we display our works for the very first time, not only to showcase our output but also to show that indigenous women are active, capable and should be celebrated as contributors in preserving their tribe’s culture.

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