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University Partnership Linking OSY (Out-of-School Youth) to Agri-Entrepreneurship and
Development to Promote Job Opportunities and Business Scale-Up for Mindanao
UPLOAD JOBS for Mindanao, Project Newsletter June 2014
The UPLOAD JOBS team Welcomes:
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Ms. Jovelyn L. Bantilan
CAFE In-Charge,
Southern Christian College
First Annual Colloquium and Tradeshow
The colloquium was a visual testament of the
project’s progress. 16 small agribusinesses of
participating youth shared and sold their locally
made products, from coconut oil to peanut butter,
to over 380 colloquium attendees from the local
and regional community. Find out more about the
event on our project site!
Upcoming Events!
• Agri-Entrepreneurship “A La Carte” Training:
Open to any participating UPLOAD JOBS OSY
who has not yet completed their
Certification!
• First Global Agribusiness Management and
Entrepreneurship Conference, October 2014
(Manila, Philippines)
• Cohort 4 Training – October 2014
Project Impacts to Date
Agri-Entrepreneurship
Trainings since 2012
8
Number of Graduated AgriEntrepreneurship OSY
47
No. of Active Entrepreneurs
11
Females
No. of UPLOAD JOBS OJTs
(On-job Training)
Colloquium Contest Winners!
Best food product:
Peanut Joy Peanut Butter from Dungguan, Aleosan
Best non-food product:
Virgin Coconut Oil from Dungguan, Aleosan
Best OSY booth:
Suka Sa Lubi from Nabalawag, Midsayap
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Learn and find out more about our project: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/uploadjobs/
FUNDING: The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Higher Education for Development program.
This document is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the University of
Hawaii and Southern Christian College and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government, or Higher Education for Development (HED).
UPLOAD JOBS for Mindanao, Project Newsletter June 2014
Welcome Cohort 3 Young Entrepreneurs of Esperanza!
52 out-of-school youth from the province of Sultan Kudarat attended the five module
Agri-Entrepreneurship training at the Mountain-Lake Eco Resort in Lake Sebu, South
Cotabato, Mindanao. During this training, 12 business plans were developed and four
teams awarded the sum of $1,000 USD!
Cohort 3 Businesses Plan Competition Winners
FIRST
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New Panay, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
SECOND
Kecer Balut
Saliao, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
THIRD
Sweet Delicious Polvoron
Paitan and Guiamalia, Sultan Kudarat
FOURTH
Esperanza’s Best Tocino
Salabaca, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
The UPLOAD JOBS team goes International!
The project is proud to support their teams’ various
market study posters and presentations at the
following International Conferences:
NVA-NERCRD What Works Conference,
May 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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CONFERENCES
International Food and Agribusiness
Management Association,
June 2014
Capetown, South Africa
Special Mahalo and XX to the University of the Philippines Los Banos for hosting the January
2014 Agri-Entrepreneurship Training and all of our supporting staff and U.S. visiting Professors
FUNDING: The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Higher Education for Development program.
This document is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the University of
Hawaii and Southern Christian College and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government, or Higher Education for Development (HED).
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