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Zamboanga City GAD holds entrepreneurship training for leaders, moms

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The city government of Zamboanga has conducted a two-day training on entrepreneurship for community leaders and mothers with the objective to encourage, support and expand participation of the grassroots women in promoting social and economic opportunities.

Dubbed as the “Training on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders and Mothers,” the activity held recently was spearheaded by the City’s Gender and Development (GAD) unit in collaboration with the City Agriculturist Office.

The participants were given practical knowledge in handling their businesses based on the success stories of Ester Perez, owner of Bakers Field, and Rowel Lumagtad, owner of Crafter Creation Handicraft, the city government said.

Garry Micubo of Department of Trade and Industry Zamboanga Field Office presented an entrepreneurship tool called as “the BEST Game” (Business, Expenses, Savings, Training).

The BEST Game was developed to teach business skills through the playing of a game – a game played competitively in a simulated business environment which has definite outcome in terms of profits and savings.