tools for tourism HS
TAGBILARAN CITY, February 21 (PIA)--When they said, it takes a community to educate a child, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Bohol made sure they do what they have to do, in the formation of a foundation for work for senior high schools in Bohol.
At Lourdes National High School in Panglao, during the opening of the country's first tourism facility that would become the province's if not the country's first work laboratory for senior high schools taking up tourism industry related courses, the DOST through Regional Director Edilberto Paradela handed a package of modern cooking equipment for students' use.
The DOST package of goodies include a motorized banana chipper, industrial gas stoves and cooking vats, stainless strainers, stainless steel kitchen working table, stainless cooking racks with casters, two deck automatic controlled gas oven, and a planetary mixer that would be mainly used by students preparing food for the facility's "guests".
And more than the package of goodies, the DOST also dangled a bundle of food safety training seminars for the senior high school students.
RD Paradela said a training on food safety and food packaging comes anytime, to make sure that food prepared at the facility is safe and could approximate international standards.
Bohol's Special Education Fund spends for the P 5 million tourism facility, which Governor Edgar Chatto said, should help equip senior high schools better to be more competitive in work of in college.
But with an unfurnished building, the Department of Education (DepED) could not do about.
In the characteristic convergence of efforts in Bohol, non government group Asia Foundation and Coalition for Change in Education with the help of governments of Australia put up a system of cooperation among resorts in Bohol.
They would be the most direct beneficiaries for the tourism training at the facility in LNHS, resorts in Panglao put in efforts to furnish the facility's suite, superior and standard rooms, the lobby and receiving room as well
The facility's suite rooms has furniture and fixtures from Bohol Beach Club, while the deluxe room has furniture and fixtures by South Palms. The facility's standard room is fitted by Mithi Resort and Spa.
LGU Panglao provided the kitchen facility while Amorita and Tarsier Botanika and Abenson donated the lobby and front desk furnishings.
The facility provides the in-training for SHS taking up tourism related courses including housekeeping, cookery, bread and pastry, food and beverage, front desk management and office operations, carpentry and electrical installation and maintenance.
Bohol Division Superintendent Wilfreda Bongalos, who was visibly elated by the cooperation among sectors for the facility acknowledged that the blessing is just the beginning and the real job is the operation of the facility.
On this, and with everyone's help, Bongalos promised the resort donors of the facility "to give them the best graduates soon." (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
DOST Regional Director Edilberto Paradela and DepED RD Juliet Jeruta exchanges pleasantries with Gov Edgar Chatto and DepED Bohol Dr Wilfreda Bongalos during the unveiling of the markers for the LNHS restaurant during the launching of the school's tourism facility for senior high school. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)