Social Entrepreneurship Management (SEM) Training of Trainers Program in Partnership with Philippine Commission on Women

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Supported by the Government of Canada, the Social Entrepreneurship Management (SEM) Training Program is one of the gender-sensitive capacity building programs of the Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women Project 2) of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). The SEM program covers the following modules: self-mastery, the social entrepreneurial process, and the major management functions of a social enterprise.

Day 7: Group photo of the newly accredited SEM Trainers with the Bayan Academy and PCW teams

Now on its second phase, GREAT Women Project 2 aims to train and accredit more SEM trainers in preparation for mass roll out. Given the magnitude of the beneficiaries, the women grassroots and community-based social entrepreneurs, it is crucial to train potential trainers who will cascade the knowledge to the direct beneficiaries to reach greater magnitude. With this, the SEM Training of Trainers Program was conducted by the Training of Professionals (TOP) unit of Bayan Academy from June 23 – 29, 2019 at Bayan Academy, Quezon City, Philippines. Through the seven-day program, Bayan Academy was able to accredit 20 SEM trainers[Office1] , composed of experts and professionals from government agencies, cooperatives and private sector from across the Philippines. 

Mr. Blair Panong, senior trade and industry development specialist of DTI Region 7, shared that he was reminded that change cannot be done by one person alone, that it takes a collaboration of different people, private or government sector, to create a better society. He said that he was struck by the discussion on one of the three character traits of the social entrepreneur - “Alab ng Puso” or Heart Flame. He mentioned that the fire within each of the members of his batch of SEM trainers will surely drive them to give their best for their beneficiary  social enterprises. At the end of the day, it is the trainers’ aim to see how these social enterprises and their beneficiaries have prospered.

During the culmination of the program, Mr. Roy Dimayuga, project manager of PCW, expressed his gratitude to everyone and shared his enthusiasm with the camaraderie built among the participants during the training program. Through the SEM Training of Trainers Program, he mentioned that they were able to acquire additional competence that equipped them in topics outside of their usual scopes of work. He hoped for them, that as they return to their provinces and communities, to continuously become sensitive to the women, their situation and needs, using the knowledge they have learned from the SEM training. He said that this is not the end, but only the beginning and that they are all together, as resource persons, in democratizing the gendered social enterprise management training to more people and communities.

List of Accredited SEM Trainers

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REGION
PARTICIPANT
AGENCY
PROVINCE
1
CAR
Cecil Dionisio
DOST
Baguio, Benguet
2
CAR
Karen Pagaduan
DTI
Baguio, Benguet
3
2
Jennifer Ibañez
DOST
Tuguegarao, Cagayan
4
2
Josie Balisi
DTI
Tuguegarao, Cagayan
5
4A
Janice Irene Berris
DOST
Laguna
6
5
Noemi Bonaobra
SEDP MPC
Legaspi, Albay
7
5
Remegia Balucio
SEDP MPC
Legaspi, Albay
8
6
Antonette Donato
DOST
Kalibo Aklan
9
7
Marie Frances Macabenta
Balai Cacao
Bohol
10
7
Blair Panong
DTI
Bohol
11
8
Lovely Honor
DA
Tacloban, Leyte
12
11
Grace Ricardo
DOST
Davao
13
11
Corazon Mae Baylon
Mallonga Consulting Services Inc.
Davao
14
NCR
May Lim
PMLJ Trading
Metro Manila
15
NCR
Ena Razaele Taguiam
Bayan Academy
Metro Manila
16
NCR
Anna Dominique Reodica
Bayan Academy
Metro Manila
17
NCR
Franz Luke Orbos
Bayan Academy
Metro Manila
18
NCR
Jojie Ann Climaco
PCW
Metro Manila
19
NCR
Shernes Alcantara
PCW
Metro Manila
20
NCR
Roy Dimayuga
PCW
Metro Manila

 

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