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In line with the Department’s commitment of bridging our package of services to the clients, DOLE-Marinduque in partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Office MIMAROPA conducted Entrepreneurship Development Training last September 26-27 and Organizational Development Training last Sept 28-29, participated by a total of 60 members of newly registered Workers Associations at Luxor Resort and Restaurant, Gasan, Marinduque.

During the start of the training, Mr. Marjun S. Moreno, Senior LEO of DOLE Marinduque stressed that the said training aims to strengthen and empower workers association with ample entrepreneurial skills and organizational developmental capacity that may help them in creating a livelihood opportunity in their community.


Mr. Romanito Frias from OWWA MIMAROPA facilitated and served as resource speaker for this activity. Topics on Entrepreneurial Development were discussed on the first day of training. Importance and aspects of planning as well as data gathering and decision making were emphasized. Participants were tasked to make their SWOT analysis. Mr. Frias also taught the participants on how to construct technical and marketing plan as it is one of the most vital aspects of every livelihood project.

The second part focused on the Organizational Development Training. During the said activity, attendees were provided with the know-how on the conduct of meeting and other activities so as to improve the capacity of the association. Mr.  Frias also made the participants fully understand what an association is all about, its characteristics, values, principles, culture and system.

Participants composed of associations of fishermen, farmers, women and youth, OFW family circle, and drivers, they were also given orientation on DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) to familiarize them on the requirements and processes in availing livelihood grants from the Department. They, in return, manifested their appreciation to DOLE-Marinduque FO and to the resource speaker for the learning they acquire from the training. “Mahirap, pero makabuluhan, madami kaming natutunan na magagamit namin sa aming mga asosasyon”, Jesseyn Green, president of the women’s association, said.


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