LIVELIHOOD TRAINING TO BENEFICIARIES. PWRDs attentively listen to the presentation of Franschelline Orvette Loayon, Admin Officer II, and Rea Sa-an, NRCO Regional Officer during the entrepreneurship and financial awareness seminar in Davao City.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission Region 11 conducted an Entrepreneurial Development Training and Financial Awareness Seminar at the Activity Center, DOLE 11 to eighteen Persons with Work-related Disabilities (PWRDs) in January 2020.

Eighteen PWRDs underwent the said training as a prerequisite for the grant of P20,000 livelihood assistance under the EC Program. The ECC further provide a complementary livelihood grant of P10,000 if the PWRD was able to sustain his/her business for at least one year, to encourage the PWRDs in expanding their livelihood enterprise.

Rea Sa-an of NRCO 11 equipped the PWRDs with the basic characteristics of an entrepreneur as well as the fundamental elements of starting up a business, its different risks and rewards. “The objective of my lecture is to inculcate to the attendees the proper method of business planning as well as determining viable business to help the PWRDs in choosing a business venture befitting their capacity, interest and skills.” Sa-an said.

ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said that the purpose of the activity was to ensure sustainability of the livelihood assistance granted to the PWRDs by affording them with appropriate and adequate management skill. “The progress of one’s business lies so much on the ability to employ proper business judgment,” she added.

 “This training meant so much to me because I am now armed with right business mindset so as to prosper in my day to day economic endeavour,” Charlie Gujol commented during the culmination of the activity.

The training has been an integral part of the livelihood program of the Employees’ Compensation Commission. This primarily seeks to forge financial adeptness among the EC beneficiaries so that the livelihood grants may bring forth meaningful impact in the lives of PWRDs.


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