GREAT Women Entrepreneurship (GWEn) Training of Trainers Program in Partnership with Philippine Commission on Women

Posted under top on July 22, 2019
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Supported by the Government of Canada, the GREAT Women Entrepreneurship (GWEn) 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). It aims to provide economic empowerment to women entrepreneurs by providing them the knowledge, skills, and competencies on entrepreneurship and management in order to develop, grow and evolve their enterprises. The GWEn program covers modules on self-mastery, situation mastery, and enterprise mastery.

Day 6: Group photo of the newly accredited GWEn Trainers with the Bayan Academy team

Now on its second phase, GREAT Women Project 2 aims to train and accredit more GWEn 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. With this, the GWEn Training of Trainers Program was conducted by the Training of Professionals (TOP) unit of Bayan Academy from July 15 – 20, 2019 at Bayan Academy, Quezon City, Philippines. Through the six-day training program, Bayan Academy was able to accredit 21 GWEn trainers[Office1] , composed of experts and professionals from government agencies, cooperatives and private organizations from across the Philippines. 

Mr. Carlo Sagun, program director of Bayan Academy, shared that this initiative was a means of building the nation from below. He also highlighted that the effectiveness of this strategy will be highly dependent on the passion of the newly accredited GWEn trainers to inspire their future beneficiaries – the women micro entrepreneurs of the country. He then expressed his confidence that the newly accredited trainers will give their 100% in cascading the knowledge and skills.

 Ms. Carmen Lopez, planning officer IV of PCW, challenged the participants to maximize their efforts to reach as many women in their respective regions that are in need of help in their enterprises and business. She expressed her hopes that the GWEn Training of Trainers Program has served as an empowering space for all the participants.

List of Accredited GWEn Trainers

 
Region
Participant
Agency
Province
1
CAR
Leonora  Verzola
DA
Baguio, Benguet
2
CAR
Anna May Leon
DTI
Baguio, Benguet
3
CAR
Minirva Songaben
DOST
Baguio, Benguet
4
2
Carol Albay
DA
Cauayan, Isabela
5
2
Manilyn Ponce
DTI
Tugegarao, Cagayan
6
3
Cindy Jaime
DTI
 Balanga City, Bataan
7
3
Janice Martinez
DOST
San Fernando, Pampanga
8
5
Cynthia  Bruma
SEDP  MPC
Legazpi, Albay
9
5
Melani Abalayan
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
Naga, Camarines Sur
10
5
Emilda Del Rosario
Maria E Food Products
Naga, Camarines Sur
11
6
Sheree  Reynaldo
Buttons 'N Things Arts and Crafts Shop
Kalibo, Aklan
12
6
Fedi Marie Lima
DOST
Iloilo Province
13
7
Lurli Abaño
DTI - CEBU
Cebu City
14
8
Kristine  Quinawayan
DOST
Tacloban City, Leyte
15
8
Eva Christian Adora
DA
Tacloban City, Leyte
16
8
Lilibeth Beduya
In Phase Eco Farm / ORSIDMA Farmers Producer Cooperative
Tacloban City, Leyte
17
11
 Rachel Ann  Funtilar
DTI
Davao City
18
11
Alma Israel
DA
Davao City
19
PCW
Carmen Roceli Lopez
PCW
Metro Manila
20
CDA
Marietta Bagundang
Cooperative Development Authority
Metro Manila
21
CDA
Alexandra Nicolle de Guzman
Cooperative Development Authority
Bulacan
Philippine Commission on WomenGREAT Women Entrepreneurship
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