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Monday, April 11, 2022

OWWA Caraga provides small business management training, financial awareness seminar to LPOR applicants

BUTUAN CITY -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration - National Reintegration Center for OFWs (OWWA-NRCO) Caraga, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and BDO Network Bank, conducted a seminar about financial awareness, followed by a business management training for the applicants of Livelihood Program for OFW Reintegration (LPOR) on April 6. 

A total of 29 participants were warmly welcomed by NRCO Regional Coordinator Anne Jane Hallasgo, who also formally introduced the resource speakers from BDO Network Bank, the Area Head Ricky Walawala, and the Trade and Industry Development Specialist of DTI-ADN Charmaine Jonine Nabio. 

The said seminar and training are prerequisite courses for the applications of the LPOR participants as part of the evaluation procedure before the release of livelihood assistance. Through these activities, the applicants are provided with relevant information that will serve as a guide for their business undertakings, and the training portion shall put their learnings into output-based work by generating an accomplished business model canvas.

The Livelihood Program for OFW Reintegration (LPOR) is a program of the OWWA-NRCO for returning OFWs, which aims to enable livelihood protection and improve livelihood promotion in aid of OFW reintegration. It comprises two components/interventions: the Livelihood Development Assistance Program (LDAP) and the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Program (BPBHP).

LDAP is a livelihood financial grant to returning undocumented OFWs wherein qualified applicants shall receive a small business start-up kit worth PhP10,000 in the form of cash assistance, whereas, the BPBH is a training cum production intervention for displaced or distressed women OFWs with livelihood assistance of  PhP10,000 to support women OFWs to start and operate livelihood undertaking for self-employment through skills training and distribution of cash assistance for the procurement of starter kits.

As per guidelines under the Livelihood Program for OFWs Reintegration (LPOR), qualified beneficiaries will be required to attend Small Business Management Training (SBMT), Financial Awareness Seminar (FAS), and/or Enterprise Development Training (EDT). It also must be availed within three years from the OFWs' latest arrival in the country.

To know more information about OWWA-NRCO programs, interested OFWs may contact these hotlines: 09503057533 (TNT) / 09551884858 (TM) / 09382312119 (SMART) or visit Nimfa Tiu, Bldg II, J.P. Rosales Ave., Butuan City. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)