POLO-OWWA Milan conducted a Training of Trainers for women leaders in Bologna last November 06, in collaboration with the Filipino Women’s League led by Ms. Mercedita de Jesus.  Fifteen selected women leaders participated in this special training aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills to equip would-be trainers in implementing POLO-OWWA activities particularly on reintegration and gender awareness seminars.  The training is the first of a capacity-building series to tap the Filipino community resources in extending the reach of POLO-OWWA programs particularly in provinces with high Filipino population.

POLO OIC and Welfare Officer Jocelyn Hapal and Ms. Mary Rose Usaraga acquainted the participants on the basic principles and skills in planning, designing and implementing a training program, and introduced the POLO OWWA course modules on financial management, values formation, entrepreneurial development and gender awareness.  A follow through session of workshop and practical hands-on is scheduled in January 2016.