Hand-in-Hand World Service 2013-2015

QI of Mandaue: Vocational Training for Deaf Students

Most Mandaue City students with hearing loss leave high school with few decent job prospects and without the means to go to college. Since 2005, Quota has worked in partnership with Mandaue Central School’s special education department to offer a positive alternative—vocational training in students’ areas of interest. The goal is to inspire hope among these students and encourage self-sufficiency through viable careers.

Beginning with cosmetology, Quota’s vocational training project has expanded to provide job training in many additional areas—therapeutic massage, sewing, cooking, food handling, table service, industrial arts, carpentry, candle-making, screen printing, computers, and art, including “found art” crafting from waste materials.


For 2013-2015, Mandaue Quota aims to increase the quality of student products and use better marketing strategies to sell their wares. Hand-in-Hand donations cover training, materials, and teacher salaries, helping to ensure that the students graduate from the program with a solid vocational base to start their adult lives.

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