LIVELIHOOD AND WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR SEAFARER’S FAMILIES
July 19, 2019
Gothong Southern HR-Sea, in partnership with Gothong Southern Foundation held a one day seminar for the families of GSS seafarer’s last June 29, Saturday at Hotel Pier Cuatro, Cebu. The event was participated in by 29 wives and mothers of the seafarers’. This program aims to empower women and recognize the important role of our seafarer’s wives in keeping their family financially and emotionally stable.
Welcoming remarks were made by Gothong Southern Shipping Marine Head, Eduardo Gabisan prepared the participants for the day’s activities which included various talks and workshops that would give them greater knowledge and understanding on a wide variety of subjects.
The seminar started with a Financial Literacy Course presented by an IMG Financial Educator, Marie Kris Mendoza, followed by discussions on Building a Strong Financial Foundation, How Money Works and Growing Wealth. These activities in particular were key in helping the families realize the importance of investments.
The next course was an Online Selling Course by a Full-Time Online Seller, Roselyn Montes. One of her topics emphasized choosing the right strategy, sharing that what works best for her is when she shares her personal experiences while using the product. This talk opened their eyes to the opportunities of making extra income while at home.
Finally, the participants got to enjoy an exciting workshop on Social Graces by Mary Kay representative, Minerva Dorado. This workshop included Behavior During Meetings, Table Etiquette and the rather much-awaited Proper Skin Care Product Applications. The participants definitely took pleasure in this hands-on activity.
They say that experience is the best teacher and this experience will surely be remembered and treasured by the mothers, wives and families of our seafarers.