A total of 27 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) from San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm at Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City were trained by TESDA IX Regional Training Center (RTC) –Zamboanga Peninsula in Tailoring on June 6 – 17, 2022.

For ten (10) days, the PDLs acquired the skills in operating sewing machines, carrying out measurements, drafting and cutting patterns and sewing office uniforms.  They were also taught how to make aprons and caps/hats.  The objective of this training is to create livelihood project inside the penal farm for PDLs by creating a team of tailors who will be tapped to sew office uniforms for employees and aprons and hats for workers in the nearby canning factories.

Future capability building programs for PDLs in San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm include refrigeration and air conditioning and bread and pastry production.