Various handicrafts and sculptures made by prison inmates were displayed at the Rodriguez Hall last March 1, 2017 as students from the classes of Social Marketing and Professional Selling consolidated their efforts to create the Davao Penal Colony Handicraft Exhibit.
Products in the exhibit ranged from sculptures of Buddha, St. Michael, Virgin Mary, horses, dragons and eagles. There were also glass tables, lampshades for sale at the event. Prices ranged from P1,500 to 12,000.
The event aimed to help and better market the products of the inmates according to Professor Anthony Aguello.
“We are performing community service in the context of helping the inmates sell their products and understanding their plight in DaPeCol. We are also able to promote their works as part of the Marketing program,” he added.
The class presidents of the Marketing classes organized the event as part of their requirement in their subjects.
“Our main objective is to raise funds for the inmates in DaPeCol and to better market their products so that they are able to provide for their basic necessities as the proceeds will go to them,” Fourth year Marketing Student Darah Pilapil said.
The Exhibit will run from March 1 to March 3.