51 students attend Alavar’s entrepreneurship seminar PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:56

Fifty one graduating students of the Tolosa National High School attended a seminar workshop on entrepreneurship and business conducted by District 2 Councilor Miguel “Mike” Alavar III and the Brotherhood for Livelihood Philippines (BLP) recently.

The seminar-workshop was Alavar’s reponse to a request made by the school head teacher Mrs. Laarni Miranda, since the program is aligned with his advocacy to uplift the living condition of the poor people in Zamboanga City.

Alavar along with BLP trainers shared their experience and knowledge to the young people on entrepreneurship and business.

The councilor and the BLP, in coordination with the young entrepreneur society, lectured on the importance of self reliance, productivity and local entrepreneurship through income generating livelihood programs and other related matters that would enable them to face the future confidently.

The seminar was geared towards the implementation of youth responsible entrepreneurship and arts program (Y-REAP).

Y-REAP is one of the school’s innovations aimed to develop students’ ability in the field of entrepreneurship. It would serve the students at its best especially those who are below the social pyramid and less fortunate.

Alavar recalled that the students were very attentive and interested during the seminar workshop listening to topics like how to start a business, attitude building, business management and marketing.

The councilor said that the previous record of Tolosa National High School showed only five out of 60 graduated high school students were able to go to college. This made Alavar pledged his full support to the said program.

“Never give up on your dreams and nothing is impossible in life,” Alavar emphasized to the students.

“I strongly believe that in order to break the cycle of poverty in a family, one must really have an education. Dole-outs have never been an effective solution.The vicious cycle of poverty can only be put to an end when the door are equipped with the right skills and knowledge on how to put food on their tables,” Alavar added.

Alavar said one of the students, Franklin Marcelino, a third year high school and a resident of Sitio Sta. Clara, who walks three hours a day just to attend classes at the Tolosa National High School, expressed deep gratitude to him and the BLP.

The councilor said that he will continue to give seminar workshops to other far flung national high schools and out of school youths (OSY) of Zamboanga City. — Dan Toribio Jr.