Empowering the Selected Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) Populace Through Sustainable Soap-Making (74869)

Session Information: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning
Session Chair: Pulane Molomo

Friday, 24 November 2023 10:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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This study investigates the influence of a soap-making training design on the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) of Barangay Digkilaan in Iligan City, Philippines, focusing on the demographic profile of the participants and their attitudes towards organic chemistry-based soap- making. Thirty (30) residents of the said GIDA were identified as participants through purposive sampling with specific inclusion criteria. Soap -making training was designed and these thirty(30) participants attended the one-day soap-making training workshop. The majority of the participants are female, with a notable representation of young adults. The level of education among the respondents is predominantly high school, while household incomes tend to be relatively low. Agriculture, particularly farming, serves as the primary source of income for the community. The evaluation of the soap-making training program demonstrates a significant improvement in participants' knowledge and attitudes towards organic chemistry-based soap- making. Initially, the participants had limited knowledge and experience in soap-making which was substantially enhanced after the program. The participants exhibited high levels of interest and expressed a desire to apply their newfound skills in their daily lives. Based on the findings, several recommendations are proposed to further support the development of organic chemistry-based soap- making as a sustainable livelihood option in the GIDA. These include the promotion of livelihood opportunities in organic soap- making, providing access to additional education and training programs, and implementing ongoing support mechanisms for the community's sustainable development. The community may capitalize on the potential of organic chemistry-based soap-making to foster sustainable livelihoods and to improve the overall well-being of residents in Barangay Digkilaan.

Edna Nabua, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Edna Nabua is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00