“Regional Programme on Remittances and Diaspora Investment for Rural Development”
Three days workshop on Financial Literacy Education dated September 9-11, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm was conducted at Rizal Hall, Philippine Embassy, Itaewon Seoul. It aimed to train the Filipino community leaders on spreading Financial Literacy Education to Filipinos in South Korea.
Our trainers are from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas , Cindy San Pedro (Administrative and Finance Division); NATCCO– Lasalette Gumban (Project Officer); Access Advisory – Edwin Peraz (Philippine Country Director) and Ruben Simon Jr and with the presence of some cooperative representatives on the third day.
This regional project was launched in Seoul last May, 2016 at Ramada Hotel.
Financial literacy education in Korea has been introduced and continuously promoted by some Filipino organizations. These groups such as TGFI and FLAN are continuously raising the awareness of Filipinos in Korea when it comes to this learning.
My ken when it comes to workshops like this heightens my excitement to learn new knowledge or ideas and the agitation of exchanging perspectives with the speakers and co-participants.
The wisdom that was imparted to us by well-equipped speakers was something immeasurable. The concept of investing in cooperatives was new to me. It was an unforeseen type of investment, rather I was in an awe listening to the details of this concept and came to my senses shortly that it is one smart investment.
Cooperatives had long been existed in the Philippines, at least that is what I am sure of this. This time cooperatives designed products that will coddle the needs of Overseas Filipinos.
NATCCO listed Top Ten Participating Cooperatives in the Philippines, the best among the rest that coddles the need of every overseas Filipinos.
It has been the dream of each and every overseas Filipinos to come home with something to start with. We work hard to simply provide the needs of our family, yet providing must not be the ultimate goal. Saving for retirement must be included to us working overseas.
No other person responsible for our older self but our younger self. Start saving. Start investing. Start helping your own community.