BUTUAN City– Enthusiastic for their first organizational development training, some 50 members of Talacogon Overseas Filipino Workers and Dependent Association (TODA) actively participated in the Financial Literacy Seminar and Simple Business Plan Making carried out recently by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office 13 in partnership with Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Inc. (AOWCI).
In her discussion on Financial Literacy, Christy Mae Espejon of AOWCI gave emphasis on the value and concept of saving, investment, and budgeting of OFW’s income. Espejon also facilitated several exercises to elaborate her discussion among the participants.
Likewise, other topics during the seminar such as Migration Realities and Simple Business Plan Making were tackled by OWWA personnel.
“We are indeed grateful that after we have been organized months ago, our request to have this kind of informational training was finally realized with the help of OWWA,” expressed TODA president Fernando Otaza in local dialect.
OWWA Caraga responded to the request of TODA members in consonance with its relentless endeavor to provide reintegration services among OFW organizations and capacitate them with various organizational developmental trainings.
OWWA Family Welfare Officer Ronilo Maningo, who assisted the organization on the process of establishing their organization, asserted that the said training is only the first of the series of trainings intended to strengthen and develop the OFW Family Circles (OFC) towards becoming self-reliant organizations.
“Hopefully, for 2016 program planning we can encompass Talacogon OFC along with other OFW organizations to have the set of training programs,” bared Maningo. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)
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