In collaboration with the Barangay Council of Wawa, Lingayen, Pangasinan and the Junior Social Workerโ€™s Association in the Philippines (JSWAP), the Social Work Department of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (CASL), Pangasinan State University (PSU)-Lingayen Campus, headed by Donabel C. Sabas and Catherine Anne Padilla-Atutubo, delivered a livelihood training program for mothers, March 26-27, 2018.

Targeting to improve their economic condition, the program trained the mothers of Barangay Wawa to convert indigenous materials, specifically used clothes into products such as rugs and doormats which they can later sell.

Lecture, demonstration, and discussion were delivered by Ms. Sabas and Ms. Atutubo, along with Social Work Department students and instructors Joseph C. Barrera and Great I Am Gismundo.

In addition, involved student members of JSWAP experienced first-hand community organizing and facilitating as they take part in the conduct of the said extension.

Instructors Mr. Barrera and Mr. Gismundo oversaw the program monitoring last 2019. According to their report, two mothers successfully adopted the livelihood program. Supporting this adoption, additional materials were given to the two mothers.

According to Ms. Sabas, the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters through the Social Work Department will continue to train students and to provide livelihood program and outreach activities to support the core value of PSU- to provide social and environmental responsiveness.