ANGELES CITY The city government here is preparing uniforms for incoming public school students for school year 2023-2024.
Part of the free uniforms are produced by the homebased sewers employed under the Angeleño First Livelihood Program, launched by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
The city government hired and paid 115 women for the said livelihood project.
Most of the sewers are solo parents, persons with disability (PWDs), stay-at-home parents, and women’s group.
Lazatin said the local government targets to produce 22,000 sets of school uniforms for day care, kindergarten and Grade 1 public school students.
The uniforms are set to be distributed before the start of the next school year.
The other 78,000 sets of uniforms were procured by the city government, through the General Services Office, Lazatin said.
One of the promises of Lazatin is to provide quality and accessible education.
“No Angeleño youth will be left behind in terms of education," he said.
Lazatin led the distribution of 100,000 pairs of free shoes, t-shirts, bags, and school supplies to the city’s 57 public schools last year.
Some 2,213 day care students — 1,062 boys and 1,151 girls — were also provided wooden chair each, tables, school supplies, Vitamin C, and multivitamin supplements.