By Kimberly Salamatin
The Los Baños Group (LBG) conducted its first basic silk screen making, t-shirt printing, and photoshop workshop last May 16 at the New Municipal Building, Los Baños, Laguna.
A total of 28 participants consisting of mostly out-of-school youth and other interested citizens from different baranggays attended the workshop. Randolph Franz C. Tolentino, CEO of LBG, said that the workshop’s target participants are out-of-school youths because they want these people to have a livelihood to help them in their lives.
The participants are grouped into three; a group is learning Photoshop, others are making silk screen, and some are printing on plain shirts. The organizers were continuously assisting and guiding the students on how to do the said activities to learn better. One of the participants is Hyden Pol Memphill, 23, said that he learned a lot by joining in the workshop and it can be a start of a business.“Malaki ang naitulong nya sakin”, he added.
Members of LBG cooperated to make the event successful. Counselor John Emanuel taught the participants how to layout and use photoshop for designing while Mr. Nelson Bandila taught them how to make a silk screen for t-shirt printing.
Tolentino believed that the event was successful and they were able to achieve their goal. He also said that they are planning to conduct a succeeding seminar especially that they saw the willingness of the participants to learn. He said that they [participants] are the ones who willingly went to them to learn and they are very interested in the workshop.
Hazel Terco, a participant, described the event as “fun” and said that she would gladly attend if there will be another workshop.
LBG is a group in a social networking site that is created for Los Baños citizens. It is a Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered group that conducts programs for the citizens. LBG projects are funded and organized by the members themselves. Tolentino added that what they are doing is because of their “passion” to help.