CARMEN, Surigao del Sur -- Some 20 members of Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan underwent the “Business Expense Savings Training” (BEST) game conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry -Surigao del Sur through the Negosyo Center Cantilan held at Mangrove Park, Cabakhawan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on September 22, 2022.
The activity aims to instill a proper entrepreneurial mindset among the participants and guide them on how to run and manage a business on banana and cassava chips processing.
Trade-Industry Development Specialist (TIDS) Leo Froilan M. Duero faciliated the training through different learning platforms like lectures, workshops, and simulations and the trainees were encouraged to actively participate.
During the simulation activities, the participants played several roles which capacitated them , namely, record-keeping, cash flow monitoring, cost-saving initiatives, and price negotiations. They were also motivated to develop the management skills necessary for their business to grow.
The trainees extended their heartfelt gratitude to the DTI, and are hopeful for another follow up training road map.
“Dili nami mahadlok mulambigit ug mga risgo sa negosyo kay mas na giyahan mi sa saktong proseso. Hinaot pa aduna pay mga makabuluhanong trainings na sama ani aron dugang kalambuan sa among tribo, negosyo ug asosasyon. Daghan kaayong salamat, DTI! (We are not afraid to involve business risks because we are more guided in the right process. Hopefully there will be more meaningful training like this to further the development of our tribe, business and association. Thank you very much, DTI!)", Venancio Meniano, chairperson of the association commented.
Meanwhile, the Business Expense Savings Training Game or BEST Game is a set of business tools that recreates actual business environments to fast-track learning. With this tool, participants can experience an on-hand simulation of running a business which will be a great help for them to become prepared for the situations that they might encounter in their own business organization. (NGPB, Vaneza Dela Torre, NC Cantilan, DTI/PIA-Surigap del Sur)