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food dehydrator2Turnover of food dehydrator to Demolok Valley National High School Community Association

Through the DOST Local Grants-In-Aid Program known as Community Empowerment through Science & Technology (CEST) the Demolok Valley National High School Community Association received one (1) unit Industrial Food Dehydrator. It was turned over on December 10, 2020 by the Provincial S&T Director, Ms. Maria Victoria Dado together with the SPAMAST President, Dr. Ruth Lucero to the school’s and PTA officials headed by Ms. Josie Dela Cruz, the school head. The grant will lead an aspiring endeavor not just in honing the skills and interest of the students but also in improving the way of life of the indigenous community of Demolok Valley.

This provision will allow the students under TVL track to conduct their food processing using state of the art equipment that maximizes the value of their output at their own ease, under the supervision and expertise of Ms. Maria Teresa Lugo, SHS TII of the TVL department. Moreover, outreaching indigenous community, to improve their productivity through upgrading their traditional way in managing its natural richness.  Sun drying has been their means of food processing in maximizing their resources available in their area. But as envisioned by the school through the intervention of DOST, this traditional means can be improved while maintaining the quality of the processed product by engaging to best practices using Science and Technology.

 - DOST XI -PSTC DAVAO OCCIDENTAL