In Narra, Palawan, OFWs and dependents complete OWWA entrepreneurship development training; establishes eight OFW Family Circles

Date Posted: October 25th, 2014 09:12 AM.


Narra, Palawan--Bayanihan para sa kabuhayan was the theme of the entrepreneurship development training (EDT) that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recently conducted for over a hundred participants composed mostly of OFWs and their dependents in Narra, Palawan. This was the gist of the report that OWWA Regional Office No. 4-B Director Allan Ignacio sent to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz through OWWA Administrator Rebecca Calzado. "We are partment of Trade and Industry, was a two-day session aimed to develop basic entrepreneurial and financial literacy skills of OFWs and their dependents. The training involved workshops and lectures. In the first day of the training, OWWA and DTI resource persons exposed the participants to various techniques in putting up and managing businesses under the subject, "Small Business Management Training and Financial Literacy" that enable them to have a sustainable livelihood even when the OFW is deployed abroad. The RTWPB, on the other hand, enhanced further the skills of the OFW family entrepreneurs by introducing the ISTIV Bayanihan which taught the methods and marketing strategies based on the values of productivity and the spirit of Filipino bayanihan for micro businesses. Romanito Frias of the OWWA regional office also explained the various OWWA programs and services that OFWs and their families can avail. The two-day training culminated in the establishment of OFW Family Circles (OFCs), an OWWA grassroots program that aims to develop and entice community support of OFW families to an organization--the OFC--through which they can channel their concerns and needs to the OWWA. OFW families from Aborlan, Bataraza, Brooke’s Point, Quezon, Rizal, and Sofronio Española were ab ewly-organized OFCs elected their officers on the same day. "I am glad that the OWWA, through its regional offices, is unceasingly pursuing its mandate of promoting the welfare and interest of the OFWs and their families through the entrepreneurial development training and other programs and services in coordination with the newly established OFW Family Circles," said Baldoz. END/Jan Erwin D. Reyes/Aquilina C. Tarrobago

Created Oct 30th 2014, 13:34


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