TO promote economic empowerment and equality in business and livelihood opportunities, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has trained another batch of micro-entrepreneurs to help them expand their small businesses.
Belmonte congratulated the latest batch of artisans who graduated from the Artisan Academy, a four-day workshop seminar teaching small-scale entrepreneurs the basics of business in partnership with the Ateneo Center for Educational Development.
“We are quite proud that you have done well and I’m confident you will be able to use your newly learned skills to grow your businesses, provide for your family, and contribute to our nation’s economy,” she said.
The resource persons and instructors came from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Bankers Institute of the Philippines and Sun Life Financial.
Belmonte said the Artisan Academy will continue to train more city residents, especially solo parents, single mothers and the unemployed, to help them put up their own livelihood.
“Our principal goal is help them learn new skills and provide them with all the assistance they need so their business enterprises will grow,” she said.
Citing recent statistics, the vice mayor said 40 percent of big companies in the country are run by women while in Quezon City, most of entrepreneurs are women.