In a meeting held on November 19, 2019, the National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers (NRCO) agreed to help SERDEF implement the latter’s casewriting project featuring OFWs who have put up their own business.
Mr. Roel Martin, NRCO OIC-Director, with two of his staff met with SERDEF’s Serenidad Lavador, Trustee and Technical Adviser and Myrna Co, media consultant and manager of the case-writing project.
NRCO agreed to help SERDEF identify prospective case subjects for the proposed casebook, which is tentatively entitled “Bagong Bayani takes entrepreneurship challenge.”
Specifically, OFWs to be featured should have worked abroad as contract workers for at least two years and should have been managing their own business for at least a year. Additionally, the business put up should show indicators of success like increase in employment, market growth, increase in product lines, and adoption of higher technology, among others.
The case stories aim to inspire and give guidance on how to start and run a business not only to OFWs but also the community at large, including the underemployed, out-of-school youth, displaced employees, bored housewives, and many more.
NRCO is an autonomous agency attached to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.