Last June 5, 2018, an awarding ceremony was held for Technical Education and Skills Development Authority National Skills Certifications in carpentry and masonry of San Roque Eco-village Housing Project workers. A first for both ESSC and Base Bahay, more than 70 people attended the graduation ceremony in San Roque Eco-village, Barangay Cagaut, Salcedo, Eastern Samar to celebrate this great success.


A total of 19 male workers received a certificate as National Certificate II in Masonry and 13 male workers received a certificate as National Certificate II in Carpentry. The ceremony was attended by competent Workers, Barangay Officials, Base Bahay Foundation, Inc., ESSC – Salcedo, and TESDA representative. The LGU – Salcedo Municipal Mayor was not able to attend the ceremony since he was at a prior engagement.


These young competent workers will now go to a challenging working environment enhancing their individual capabilities and learnings.


This program was implemented by BBFI and ESSC and funded by the Environmental Science for Social Change, Inc. with the general objective of increasing the employability, enhancing community inclusion and creating jobs.


The San Roque Eco-Village Housing Project is a partnership between Base Bahay Foundation, Inc. and the Environmental Science for Social Change to “Build Back Better.” An initiative by ESSC, the “Build Back Better” project in Brgy. Cagaut, Salcedo, Eastern Samar, aims to promote good governance and people’s participation in the rebuilding and relocation by constructing 37 housing units using the Cement Bamboo Frame technology of Base Bahay. Beneficiaries of the project are those who are being relocated from coastal danger zones.

Learn more about ESSC and “Build Back Better” on their website: