|Education and Development while Safeguarding the Environment (WOC, 2001, 6 p.)|
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The young people in the Philippines have begun to make sandals, briefcases, purses and keyrings, also cases for credit cards and pens, together with other useful articles. We have already received the first batch of samples.
These prototypes were very well received when presented, not only in the Philippines, but also to potential buyers in Switzerland, who propose to order certain articles to offer to their clients. Among those interested are companies that intend to give orders for the manufacture of special products, not shown in the catalogue, which will carry their logo.
Special orders present no difficulty to our young partners - on the contrary, they feel appreciated when called on to show their skills. They are also aware that each new order brings closer the day when their apprenticeship centre becomes autonomous, an event to which they look forward impatiently.
Father Tritz and his closest helpers have told us that the project has produced enormous enthusiasm among their young 'proteges'. Their motivation for the work exceeds all expectations; consequently there will be no problems if they have to speed up the work or work longer hours in order to meet delivery deadlines.
To encourage this remarkable zeal, the WOC will do its utmost to find new clients, in order to show these young people that the will to work brings rewards and promises real hope for the future.
To succeed in this venture we need your support!