From April 8 to 10, Enfants du Mekong’s social workers and trainers attended a training workshop to help them roll out a programme on money management for their scholars. Lenlen Mesina, our long-term partner Enrich’s advisor, facilitated these 3 days. The programme consists of four workshops – one per university year- where gradually students will…
a+b=3’s focus in the Philippines:
- Young adults: (22% of the Philippines population; 17% are unemployed -source ILO): focus on income generation programmes and responsible consumption.
- Families: family ties are a key feature of the Philippines society – our programmes include family communication, raising financially responsible children and ethics in order to keep nurturing family ties and good relations with neighbours and prevent money management to foster selfishness.
- Building NGOs capacity: by 1) encouraging NGO staff to manage their own money, 2) by training them to use participatory training methods,
- Overconsumption: 60% of the Philippines economic growth was generated by private consumption due to a large extent to remittances from overseas workers (2014). Managing expenses and controlling debt are at the core of our curriculum to encourage families and youth allocate their income towards asset building in an ethical and sustainable way.
Enfants du Mekong: after running a programme for students in Cambodia, we started rolling it out in Cebu in 2007 and ran a training the trainers in 2014. Besides money management for the students sponsored by Enfants du Mekong, we have also designed and run a three day programme to boost Samar Island’s agriculture university students with business practical skills. Read more.
Y.E.P.P (Youth Enrichment Programme Pilipinas) was created by Catalina, an Enrich graduate, ambassador and mentor. Since 2016, Y.E.P.P. has used a+b=3’s programmes to reach out youth in the Philippines. Read more.
Enfants du Mekong – entrepreneurs: ran a programme to empower vulnerable youth set up a social entreprise. For the business finance, budget and bookkeeping parts, they used our curriculum. Read more.
Pioneer Foundation: asked a+b=3 to co-develop a financial education programmes for schools that they have rolled out since 2008.
Enfance Foundation: after attending a short Training the Trainers in Quezon City, selecting material from our online database and adapting it, Enfance Foundation partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines and delivered financial literacy to the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyand Pilipino Program. Read more.
Other organisations who have attended our workshops:
|Passerelles Numériques Philippines
St John Community
Children of Asia
ATD Fourth World
Seed Center Philippines
International Association for Volunteers
Cebu Provincial Capitol Employees