The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) SOCCSKSARGEN conducted an Entrepreneurship Development Training (EDT) on the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Reintegration Program yesterday.
Some 37 OFWs and their beneficiaries from different parts of the region attended the activity at the OWWA-12 training hall in this city.
The participants were composed of 15 OFWs from North Cotabato, 5 from South Cotabato, 13 from Sarangani and General Santos and 4 from Sultan Kudarat.
During the activity, OWWA-12’s family welfare officers gave orientation on the OFW Reintegration Program which was followed by the entrepreneurship development training (EDT).
The topics include:
- Introduction to business
- Choosing a business
- Learn and earn
- Simple bookkeeping
- Preparation of simple business plan
According to OWWA-12 OIC Marilou Sumalinog, EDT is a prerequisite for OFWs and their beneficiaries who want to avail the business loan under the OFW-RP.
“Since most of our OFW clients are first-time entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial development training helps them to be prepared and gain additional techniques and knowledge on how to deal with their own businesses as efficiently as possible,” Sumalinog said.
The OFW-Reintegration Program is a special loan program of the OWWA in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the LandBank of the Philippines intended to support enterprise development among OFWs and their families.