Sunday, September 22, 2013

TCFWA sends more donations to TCF Ormoc

It seems like yesterday when Carol Hanlon and Mel Rom first visited Ormoc on a Textile Clothing Footwear Western Australia visit.  That was in July (if I remember right), 2007.   Refer to this post for accuracy:


Everything was lightning fast because the first batch of donations arrived in November of the same year of their visit (2007).  Fast forward to this week - September 19, 2013, the fourth container van of donations arrived at the Eastern Visayas State University in Ormoc, Philippines.  This is the second donation for EVSU Ormoc.

This time not only are there sewing machines

and sewing materials like fabric

but also books, computers, gowns and corporate suits


Good intentions of our Australian friends has to be nurtured by taking good care of their donations and ensuring that it goes to the right beneficiaries.  That is why accountability has to be instituted.

More photos on Facebook, Ammado and Google+.  Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, May 10, 2013

New couple Christine and Jason sponsor sewing students

Newly-weds Christine and Jason just deposited 200 Australian dollars to the TCF EVSU Ormoc Dressmaking Class.  This pays for the full tuition fees of eight dressmaking students at the Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc.

A member of Business and Professional Women in Western Australia, Christine visited EVSU Ormoc and TCF Ormoc project centers.  She had a hectic schedule when she was here with Carol Hanlon and attended to the organization needs of BPW Ormoc.

ROMs Sponsor Sewing Class Students

Making true to her promise, Mel just deposited 100 Australian dollars to the Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc Dressmaking Class.  She promised this during their visit to the said campus in 2012.  This will pay for the full tuition of four Dressmaking students who are mostly women.

The Rom family of Perth, Western Australia are the owners of  Rom Designs, a jewellery label that was started by the couple Mel and Rhay Rom.   

The couple are part of the Textile Clothing Footwear Western Australia's first batch of donations which started TCF Ormoc.  They  (Mel, Rhay, Mitchell and Melody)  were in Ormoc last year and promised to sponsor TCF sewing class students at the Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc.

Mel also owns Social Ediquette on Facebook.

Friday, May 3, 2013

TCF EVSU ORMOC Sewing Class Graduates

The stage is set...
Nine out of 11 who enrolled in November, 2012 are now graduates of the 54-hour Dressmaking Course under the partnership of TCF Ormoc and Eastern Visayas State University Ormoc (EVSU).  The training was conducted only every Sunday as all trainees are full-time home managers.

Enrolees only have to pay P1,000.00 for the whole course so they will commit to finish it.

The program invitation...

Cecille Avellana, Ph.D., Education Department Head delivers
the  Opening Remarks
Dr. Gregorio Yrastorza, Jr. is the Guest of Honor
of the graduation ceremony

EVSU Ormoc is the recipient of the 3rd batch of
donations from TCF WA which Carol Hanlon
heads.  EVSU used the electric sewing machines and very
good sewing materials for the trainings on Garments-making
and Upholstery.  All the materials used by the students
during the training are theirs  and can of course take
these home.

Dr. Yrastorza delivers his Message to the graduates.

PRSENTING THE GRADUATES for the TCF EVSU Ormoc Garments-Making Training:

Engr. Elizabeth Justol, Garments-making trainer
speaks her mind regarding the training that she handles
at the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) Ormoc.

The graduates showing off their wares.  They start parading a skirt and blouse ensemble....

This garments graduation activity started at five in the afternoon.  In this portion, the graduates show their short pants.  The blouses they are wearing are not part of their outputs.

For the intermission numbers, this talented student hurdles an ordeal.

This time the graduates show off their Long Pants output.  Because they are not allowed to come inside the school without IDs and/or uniforms, on their own initiative, they acquired the shirts they wear here as their uniforms.

Not to be outdone, Extension Services Head Beatrice (Betty)
Mabitad parades her 30-minute casual.


What is a graduation without the handing out of the much-awaited CERTIFICATES of COMPLETION?  To award the Certificates, Dr. Cecille Avellana of the Education Department and Dr. Tolorio of the Technology Department extend the certificates to each of the 9 graduates.

Dr. Tolorio delivers his Closing Remarks.

Food for the hungry graduates, their friends and relatives and guests:

The much needed Diploma in Dressmaking from the university.

.... Engr. Justol, Dr. Yrastorza and Dr. Avellana in a huddle - what to do after their graduation?

Dr. Tolorio and wifey busies himself with some list....

Beaming with pride...
The proud Extension Services Head that produced the first Dressmaking graduates.  


WE JUST GOT OUR DIPLOMA!  -  proud mothers...