Sunday, September 26, 2010

FITS CapSU trains high schoolers on mushrooom cultivation

Some 230 students of the Jagnaya National High School in Jagnaya, Jamindan Capiz were taught mushroom cultivation by Training Coordinator Eduardo Navarra of the Capiz Extension Institute in the Supetran Hall of the said school on September 25, 2010. The students represented the barangays of Jagnaya, Sto Rosario, La Paz, Caidquid, Esperanza, San Jose, Caridad, Bunga and Barrio Fe, all of Jamindan town.

After lecturing on the advantages of growing straw mushrooms (Volvariella species), the materials needed and the steps to take in its proper cultivation, Navarra, Techno Gabay Team Leader of the Farmers Information and Technology Scervices (FITS) Center based in Capiz State University Mambusao Campus, conducted an actual demonstration for the students and teachers.

Bella Ignacio, third-year home economics teacher of the said school said that students need to be monitored on their learning from the lecture workshop. Ignacio said they can follow up on how students were able to apply what they learned in their own school projects.

Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teacher Rolando Llamelo, meanwhile, committed to integrate his classes with Ignacio’s even as both teachers expressed to conduct follow-through activities and monitoring scheme before the semestral break in October for the learning the students gained from the initiative.

The extension initiative featured in coincidence with the JNHS’s Science & Technology Week was made possible through the support of students and administrators of the said school represented by Lovely Geco, president of the Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O); Lea Llanes Lacson, Science and Technology Coordinator; and Enrique Barinos, principal.

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