Mindoro (Philippines). On 12 November 2021, Mary Help of Christians School (MHCS) of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of Calapan, Mindoro, of the Province of St. Maria D. Mazzarello (FIL) received accreditation from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as an Extension Service Provider.

The Agricultural School of the FMA has been recognized for its 20 years of experience in training poor young people and indigenous farmers, providing agricultural skills and educating young people to become technically trained graduates and enterprising, responsible, and honest adults. MHCS is the second Training Center in the Mimaropa Region, made up of the Provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan  to obtain accreditation, which allows it  to accelerate and develop the provision of services to the customer system of the Department of Agriculture (DA) throughout the Region.

In the ceremony of 12 November at the MHCS of Calapan, the Animator of the FMA Community Bl. Maddalena Morano, Sr. Maria Nancy Esmero, and the Technical Director of the School, Sr. Ailyn Cayanan, FMA, received the Accreditation Certificate bestowed by the Assistant to the Director Responsible for the ATI, representative of the Central Office, by the Regional Director of ATI, and by the Regional Technical Director of the Department of Agriculture.

At the moment in which the recognition took place, the commitments and responsibilities of the School of Mary Help of Christians were illustrated, in addition to the benefits of the ATI accreditation with a validity of 5 years, which consists of funding for agricultural training to be carried out within the territory of the Mimaropa Region, in the technical assistance of the Department of Agriculture and the annexed Bodies, and in everything related to the School in the training sector.

The ATI accreditation gives renewed impetus to the Salesian educational project of the MHCS, to provide young people, indigenous Mangyan, farmers, and fishermen  agricultural skills and training based on technology and innovative and concrete solutions to support and regenerate lands, families, and the communities of the territory.


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