The Employees’ Compensation Commission XI together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Region XI recently  organized an ‘Entrepreneurial Development Training and Financial Awareness Seminar’ at the ECC REU XI Training Room and was participated by Persons with Working Disabilities (PWRD’s) from different parts of the region.

Ms. Rea Sa-an of NCRO XI was the resource speaker of the training and seminar who shared her knowledge to the PWRD’s. The talk consists of the basic characteristics of an Entrepreneur as well as the fundamental elements of starting up a business, like the different risks and rewards of going into business. Incorporated in the lecture was the proper method on how to make business plans as well as examples of the different viable business that would help the PWRD’s in choosing a business that would fit their capacity, interest and skills.

Stella Zipagan-Banawis, ECC Executive Director, remarks “the objective of this activity is to ensure sustainability on the livelihood programs which are to be granted to the Occupationally-Disabled Workers by apprising them of the proper management of their respective home-based business.”

During the course of the training, a workshop in making a business plan was also undertaken to equip the participants with sufficient knowledge as to the preparatory aspect of the business enterprise. Further, a lecture on Financial Literacy like preparation of financial statements and family budgeting were also given with the aim to intensify the awareness of the participants regarding financial management.

“Napakalaking tulong po sa amin itong ibinigay na training dahil ito ay magagamit hindi lamang sa negosyong ipagkakaloob sa amin ng ECC kundi pati rin sa pang’araw-araw na pamumuhay namin”, Mr. Gerry Alvarado, an EC beneficiary, commented after the event.

The said training aims to reinforce the Skills and Livelihood Training of ECC XI that is a vital part in providing assistance towards the well-being of its clients, the Persons with Working Disabilities.