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OWWA XI conducts Community Leadership and Financial Literacy Training in Lupon, DavOr

February 7, 2018

Davao Oriental – The OWWA Regional Welfare Office XI conducted a two-day training to a total of sixty-five (65) officers and members of the Calapagan OFW Family Circle. The Community Leadership Training and Financial Literacy Seminar was held at the Bgry. Session Hall, Calapagan, Lupon, Davao Oriental last January 10-11, 2018. OWWA XI Family Welfare Officer, Albert G. Salazar facilitated the training.

            During the first day of the activity, the participants were provided with the basic principles of community development and leadership. Mr. Salazar discussed the basic functions of the officers and how can they contribute to the sustainability and development of the organization. He emphasized that attitude, image, behavior, and competence of a leader should be understood so that the organization will run smoothly. Likewise, officers must be transparent to its members and should practice proper and effective communication.

            The second day of the activity focused on assessing the existing interests, skills, characteristics, qualities, and capabilities of OFWs and their families as entrepreneurs. In this session, they were provided with substantial inputs on viable business and possible entrepreneurial ventures as well as basic concepts of business operations and management. OWWA conducts financial literacy seminar to guide the OFWs and their families in the proper management of their finances.

To make the organization more dependable and sustainable, OWWA provides technical support and capability building activities that will capacitate them. Likewise, to make them more reliable, they were encouraged to engage in community enterprise.

To be able to start their community enterprise, the Calapagan OFW Family Circle decided to put up a hog raising project. Presently, they are preparing for the business plan and other needed documents to pursue the project.

At the end of the two-day training, the OFC officers were equipped with the proper knowledge on handling and managing the organization and the members were able to appreciate its functions and committed to practice it within the organization. Likewise, they were given the opportunity to build their own community enterprise that will help them generate income. They were grateful to OWWA for conducting the said activity because it enables them to be more effective in their given tasks.

OWWA continues to provide capability building activities to its organized OFW Family Circles (OFC) for them to become effective partners in the delivery of its programs and services.