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PRESS RELEASE March 10, 2017
From: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Ref: Public Information Unit (PIU)
Tel. No. 8323781

40K KABABAIHAN MAKIKINABANG SA SCHOLARSHIP NG TESDA AT COKE PARA SA MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Target ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) at Coca-Cola Philippines na makapagbigay ng 40,000 scholarship para sa Micro Business Enterprise sa mga kababaihang nagmamay-ari ng sari-sari store at karinderya sa buong bansa ngayong taon.

Ito Ang ibinahagi ni TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong sa ginanap na 2017 Women’s Month Celebration na may temang “We Make Change Work for Women” na idinaos sa USEP Gym Obrero, Davao City kahapon (March 10, 2017).

Ayon pa kay Mamondiong, layunin ng programang ito na tinawag ding Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) na matulungan ang mga kababaihang may-ari ng sari-sari store at karinderya na mapaangat ang kanilang micro-retail business.

Kasabay nito, nakiisa din sa ginanap na pagdiriwang ang mahigit kumulang na limang-libong (5,000) kababaihan na pawang mga nagmamay-ari ng sari-sari store at karinderia sa Davao Region.

Bukod sa TESDA at Coca-Cola ay kabahagi din sa programang ito ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Commission on OFWs (NCRO). Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PCE-Go Negosyo), Tagum City Council of Women, Inc. (TCCWI), First Community Cooperative (FICCO) at Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners (PASCO-Davao City).

“The program is able to provide access to business skills and life training scholarships; access to business capital and assets; and access to peer mentoring support”, nakasaad pa sa STAR Program Partnership ng TESDA at ng Coca-Cola Philippines.

Napag-alaman pa na sa 40,000 scholarships na ibibigay sa mga kababaihan ay kabilang din sa mga target na mapagkalooban ng programang ito ay ang asawa ng mga pulis at sundalo, distressed women at mga bumalik na OFW.

Sa ngayon, umabot na sa 83,000 kababaihang micro retailers ang natulungan ng STAR Program na nagmula sa 46 na lungsod at probinsiya sa buong bansa at pagsapit ng 2020 ay nais ng TESDA at Coke-Cola na umabot sa dalawang-daang libo ang mabiyayaan ng naturang programa. ###

PRESS RELEASE March 10, 2017
From: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Ref: Public Information Unit (PIU)
Tel. No. 8323781

TESDA, COKE TO GIVE 40,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Coca-Cola Philippines are set to give some 40,000 scholarships to women this year who own sari-sari stores and carinderias nationwide as part of the Micro Business Enterprise program.

TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong said that the program dubbed Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) aims to uplift the women’s livelihood via micro-retail business.

“The program is able to provide access to business skills and life training scholarships; access to business capital and assets; and access to peer mentoring support,” according to the STAR Program Partnership of TESDA and Coca-Cola Philippines.

Of the 40,000 scholarships, the STAR program is eyeing the wives of policemen and soldiers to be part of the project. Also included were distressed women and returning OFW.

Last year, more than 83,000 women micro-retailers availed of the STAR Program in 46 cities and provinces. By 2020, TESDA and Coca-Cola hope to assist more than 200,000 women in the business program.

Also, more or less 5,000 sari-sari store and carinderia owners in Davao Region participated in the program dubbed “We Make Change Work for Women” as part of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration held at the USEP Gym Obrero, Davao City yesterday (March 10).

Aside from TESDA and Coca-Cola, other groups who joined the celebration were the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Commission on OFWs (NCRO). Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PCE-Go Negosyo), Tagum City Council of Women, Inc. (TCCWI), First Community Cooperative (FICCO) at Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners (PASCO-Davao City). ###

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