Mahintana is hiring!

Mahintana Foundation Inc. is hiring the following:

1) Project Officer

  • Background on philosophy or social work-related field.
  • Background on peace-building activities is an advantage
  • Can drive motorcycle

2) Project Bookkeeper

  • Accounting/Finance-related course graduate
  • Willing to travel

3) Documenter

  • Knows how to write human interest stories, capture minutes of meetings, good photo documentation skills and willing to travel
  • Understands local dialect such as tribal and Bangsamoro dialects

Interested applicants may submit their application letter, resume, Transcript of Records and other pertinent documents to addressed to:

Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Cannery Housing, Cannery Site
Polomolok, South Cotabato

RESOURCEGov 2 Project Team undergoes ODK Training of Trainers

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project conducted the 3-day ODK Training of Trainers (ToT) for Mahintana, MINCODE, and other Networks on November 16-18, 2020 at the Mahintana conference room and online via Zoom. Attended by 24 participants (Male 11, Female 13), the training aims to capacitate the project officers to train the respective local experts of LGUs in their areas. In turn, the LGU local experts shall train other departments. This shall form part of the sustainability plan of the use of ODK.

Facilitator Mr. Aristotle Sunada presented the training preparation, presentation and facilitation, and the sustainability plan template. The trainees learned that communication, knowledge of the guiding documents, and managing the group dynamics are required skills to become a trainer/facilitator. Also, the trainer must be able to identify the participants, system requirements and venue before conducting a training. Mr. Sunada taught about the basics of Kobotoolbox and Kobocollect including the system features and the question types. The participants were also able to share their sustainability plans of the LGUs, and the case scenarios on the problems and solutions that can be addressed by using the ODK. The ToT was made more interesting because of the pre-test and post-test in Kahoot!, a quiz app that helped the participants understand the subject better.

SOLARES completes Basic Electronics and Solar PV Installation Training

To equip the project team and partner electric coops with knowledge on proper installation of PV systems, SOLARES project organized the Basic Electronics and Solar PV Installation Training on October 29-30, 2020 at The Farm, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City with resource speaker Engr. Oliver Tolentino, Technical and Operations Manager of Solarhub Photovoltaic Systems.

SOCOTECO II and SUKELCO along with the project team participated in the training. Engr. Tolentino facilitated the training with both lecture and hands-on sessions. He also recommended specialized tools for assembly and installation to ensure the quality of each process (from connector, cables, cords, to panels).

The hands-on demo of solar panel installation closed the first day of training.

Day 2 of the training included a visit to Solarhub Photovoltaic Systems office. Four REC 270W-panels powered a 1hp solar-powered submersible pump. Engr. Tolentino shared what factors to consider when installing panels and the impact of shading on the overall energy generated from the panel. He demonstrated by letting the participants adjust a fifth panel and observe changes through the inverter.

SOLARES Project made sure to observe safety protocols to properly minimize contact among participants such as wearing of mask and social distancing during the entire event.

SOLARES conducts Community Consultation/Validation at Maitum with barangay chieftains, IPMR, and NCIP

The SOLARES project team together with SOCOTECO II conducted a community consultation to 8 barangays of Maitum to continue project implementation in the area. Engr. Jay Amiel Ajoc, SOLARES project coordinator, briefly presented a project orientation to barangay chieftains, IPMR, and NCIP representatives for them to be informed of the project goal and its implementer, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. and its existing programs.

All the eight barangay chieftains agreed for SOLARES to continue project implementation covering barangays Wali, New La Union, Zion, Batian, Upo, Kalaneg, Kalaong, and Tuanadato. A resolution from IPS and NCIP regarding this approval will follow.

SOLARES Project made sure to observe safety protocols to properly minimize contact among participants such as wearing of mask and social distancing during the entire event. In preparation for the activity, the project staff informed the municipal local government unit regarding travel and conduct of the activity.