A Boholano young farmer has been accepted as an intern to partake in the 11–month Young Filipino Farmer Leaders Training Program, in Japan (YFFTLPJ) Batch 23.
Gracia F. Arado, OIC – Training Center Superintendent II, ATI – 7 informed Governor Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado that John Russel A. Jumawan is one among the Young Filipino Farmers to undergo almost a year of training in the different fields of agriculture in Japan.
The YFFLTPJ is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture, and the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) that aims to develop deserving young Filipino farmers to become farmer leaders and empowered agricultural entrepreneurs.
Arado said that Jumawan is now in ATI Central Office since February 28, 2023, to undergo a Nihongo Class, Japan’s Language and culture training in preparation for his departure for Japan on April 13, 2023.
She said that all expenses to be incurred during all phases of the internship program will be on a cost–sharing basis from among the Local Government Units (LGUs), ATI, JAEC and the interns. The intern has to prepare a P15, 000 as his personal fund to cover the terminal fees, medical examination, formal and sports attire, medicines, and other incidental or miscellaneous fees.
Meanwhile, expenses incurred on land transportation, lodging, monthly allowance per trainee, and medical and life insurance will be covered by the implementing partner. ATI will shoulder the roundtrip ticket from Manila-Japan and Japan-Manila; and the training-related expenses including his food and accommodation, instructional materials, and resource person’s honorarium during his month-long agriculture-related training course, Arado emphasized.
Last February 27, 2023, prior to his departure from ATI Central Office on the following day to undergo a Nihongo Class and culture training, Jumawan went to the Capitol to receive the assistance extended to him. Acting Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas and 4 – H Coordinator Regine April I. Dano introduced Jumawan to the employees of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) who at the time conducted a monthly assembly.
Arado is hopeful that after the 11-month of internship Jumawan is expected to apply his learnings and share with his co-farmers the learning, skills and attitudes he acquired while in Japan. By Atoy Cosap