Monday, May 11, 2015

DepEd conducts orientation on crop production

The Department of Education in Negros Occidental, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment-6, recently conducted an orientation on crop production at Negros Occidental High School Resource Center, Bacolod City.

Resource speaker Elmer Gimay, Labor Employment Officer of DOLE Bacolod City, discussed the Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program of the agency, which aims to help underprivileged but deserving students and develop them into young entrepreneurs.

Financial grants to be used as capital to start viable business projects related to agriculture will be available to students for them to earn their own income and be financially self-reliant.

DOLE-6 regional director Ponciano Ligutom tackled the role of the schools, which include preparing the students for employment in the future by providing career counselling and facilitating and supervising the livelihood projects.

Ligutom urged the students to prioritize organic farming as this is the most feasible business nowadays.

Project proposals will be accommodated on a first come-first served basis, and only those considered worthy will be given financial assistance, he said.

The orientation was attended by 35 participants - principals, technology, livelihood and entrepreneurship heads, senior high school coordinators and agriculture subject coordinators from schools in the Division of Negros Occidental.

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