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|Ms. Mila Nuval Pena introducing the OWWA programs and benefits to OFWs|
A total of 35 Filipino migrants have attended The Agricultural Production and Business Planning Seminar which was held at FWRC building in Seoul, South Korea last September 18, 2016. The said seminar was organized by OWWA in cooperation with Bucheon Filipino Migrant Community (BFMC).
The first speaker of the seminar was Agriculture Analyst Maria Alilia G. Maghirang. She talked about investment opportunities in the field of Agriculture particularly about high value crops. She presented agricultural products that can be produced per region. It was such an informative talk because we got to know the ideal crops that we can produce in our respective places. She also discussed how the government can help us if we decided to venture into Agribusiness when we return home someday.
Landbank representative to South Korea Mr. Leover Loyola presented the different loan programs that OFWs can avail if they want to start an agriculture business in the Philippines. There are various programs that have been created to assist OFWs in the financing of the Agribusiness based on the crops or production.
|Our Speaker Prof. Torres discussing about Business planning|
The highlight of the seminar was the Business Planning for Home Bakery. The Speaker for this topic was Professor Amelyn Manaluz-Torres. She talked about how to start a home bakery small and makes it grow big. She emphasized the importance of making a business plan and the things you need to consider to make it effective. Aside from that, she gave tips on how to grow the business. From that short period of time, we learned practical, technical and the non technical aspects of business planning.
|Some of the graduates of OWWA baking class|
On that same event, graduates of Baking class also received their certificate of accomplishments for completing the training on baking provided by OWWA. It was led by OWWA Officer to South Korea Ms. Mila Nuval Pena and BFMC President Mr. Rene Medrano. They awarded the certificate of completion to all the graduates of Baking class together with Console General Rodericko Atienza. He also gave a message to the participants of the said seminar to continue on growing and learn new skills. The BFMC President Mr. Rene Medrano also gave inspirational talk to all the graduates and shared his own experience in his journey to become a financial literate OFW.
Training and seminars like these are very helpful especially for OFWs in South Korea as this will prepare them for their return home someday. I hope that OWWA and all the government agencies involve for the welfare of OFWs will continue to organize events like these because these training and seminars can provide valuable information that we can use for our lives after Korea.