The Cooperative Development Authority had just launched its newest project, called Kooperatiba Para Sa Kabataan: Programa, Oportunitad na Pangkabuhayan (K-POP) in Montalban, Rizal, co-organized with one of the city’s very successful cooperative, the Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MHRMPC). The program pursues to share two diferent worlds between the government and average youths via access to financing, business opportunities and skills training that can be provided by cooperatives and CDA’s partner institutions – Department of Trade and Industry, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the local government unit.
About 224 youth participants had attended and were given seminar on the different training programs on entrepreneurship, skills enhancement and possible employment opportunities offered by the DTI, TESDA and the Union of Labor Service Cooperatives (ULSC), respectively. The CDA and the MHRMPC had also given out a seminar regarding to the organizational values and principles of the cooperative and the social welfare benefits they can avail of when they finally become a member.
The program will be implemented in the entire Philippines via 16 extension offices of the CDA beginning March as one of the highlights of activities of the agency’s 30th founding anniversary.