Dr. Tan Cho Chiong with the participants of the Tui Na Health and Wellness Training

Dr. Tan Cho Chiong with the participants of the Tui Na Health and Wellness Training

 

The Sustainable Livelihood Program has partnered with the May Ginhawa at Gawa-Action to Serve Foundation or the MGA GAWA-ACTS to provide livelihood assistance through health and wellness training to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries around the country. The program includes topics on herbal and natural medical remedies for common sicknesses, as well as Tui Na, a form of Chinese therapy that focuses on meridian points in the body.

Dr. Tan Cho Chiong with DSWD Poverty Reduction Programs Bureau Dir. Honorita Bayudan

Dr. Tan Cho Chiong with DSWD Poverty Reduction Programs Bureau Dir. Honorita Bayudan

 

The first of a series of training programs was conducted last September 26-30, 2012 in the NCR region. Follow up training programs will be held in the communities of the participants from the first training program. Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao were all well represented with participants from various regions like Regions IV-A and IV-B, as well as Region VI and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Dr. Tan Cho Chiong, a neurologist-psychiatrist is the President of the foundation. He holds clinics in hospitals like the Chinese General Hospital and the Metropolitan Medical Center in Manila. He is a very generous partner with a passion to share his knowledge on health and medicine with the Sustainable Livelihood Participants.

Follow the story of the Tui Na participants here!