Friday, 9 August 2013

We are old fashioned at Iloilo Youth Entrepreneurship Program

WE ARE OLD FASHIONED iPhone or iPad, no Apple or Android for young people. Only some flour and roller pins, fruits, vegetables and bamboo! And they will build our nation! They will be our future Filipino entrepreneurs. Certainly, they will become better Filipino citizens-- giving them directions to put up their businesses than work for others specially abroad. Family affluence, living in big cities, electronics and college degrees are not the sure tickets for the Filipino youths to help in making our country tick. We train them to be sustainable. We start them young. Their minds embrace the concept wholeheartedly.

Our rural and under privileged youths in Iloilo, many are not in formal school or not able to go to school, are already graduating on 18th August in Lambunao, Iloilo. What a joy! These young people were trained in Baking and Pastry Making, Wine and Beverage Making, Fruits and Vegetable Processing, Bamboo Weaving Crafts, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning and Financial Management. They will show their works for a competition on their graduation day. I can not wait to see who makes the best product!

We thank all the tireless trainors, whose dedication to endure in spite of all the odds, gave themselves beyond their call of duty, rain or shine, far and wide. We thank DTI-Iloilo and Congressman Arthur R. Defensor, Jr.
3rd Congressional District of Iloilo for the project management and funds we all need to make these young people able and steadfast.

With Iloilo Youth Entrepreneurship Program, there is hope in our Filipino hands. There is an awesome destiny for our Filipino youth.

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