Employment and Entrepreneurship project launched to support Baseco’s youth

Wells Fargo Philippines senior community impact & sustainability specialist AJ Tapia, India & Philippines’ chief operating officer Lina Nair, vice president Dan Siena (1st, 2nd and 4th from left) with Wells Fargo business execution director Pavithra Rajeev, assistant vice president Sharon Uy, and World Vision operations manager for Luzon field office Roberto Dazo (3rd, 2nd and 1st from right), joined by some of the youth members who are enrolled in the project.

Multinational financial services firm Wells Fargo has partnered with World Vision to provide the Manila youth with sustainable economic opportunities through entrepreneurial and employable skills training.

The Bridge to Employment and Entrepreneurship Project will support 180 students under the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) and 20 out-of-school youth who will be enrolled in technical vocation programs of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA).

“This project will benefit the out-of-school youth and those under the ALS program as better opportunities are now within reach. Part of our commitment is to spark hope and joy and encourage the children and their families. So that’s why we value this kind of partnership, so our sincerest gratitude to Wells Fargo for opening the doors to this opportunity,” said Roberto Dazo, Operations Manager for the Luzon Field Office of World Vision.

Wells Fargo’s partnership with World Vision aligns with the bank’s efforts to promote financial health and entrepreneurship in the communities where it operates.

“We have always endeavored to help communities succeed, and our partnership with World Vision provides another dimension that allows us to achieve this objective. Education is a foundational component of productivity, and World Vision has always kept this at the forefront of its programs. Seeing our participants complete their technical training will pay dividends to the participants, their families, and the community,” said Dan Siena, Vice President of Wells Fargo Philippines.

Siena facilitated a Vision Board Workshop for the Baseco youth during the launch event together with Wells Fargo leaders Chief Operating Officer, India & Philippines Lina Nair, Business Execution Director Pavithra Rajeev, Assistant Vice President Sharon Uy and Senior Community Impact & Sustainability Specialist AJ Tapia.

To complement the technical training provided by the formal curriculum, World Vision will also conduct value-based life skills sessions. The youth will also benefit from the project through capacity-building workshops and training on community issues and entrepreneurial development. They will also be taught how to save money, improving financial literacy.

The Bridge to Employment and Entrepreneurship Project is the first partnership project between World Vision and Wells Fargo. It aims to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals #4 Quality Education and #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.

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About World Vision Development Foundation, Inc.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working with children, their families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by the Christian faith and values of working with the world’s most vulnerable people, World Vision serves and collaborates with everyone regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Visit www.worldvision.org.ph for more updates.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo International Solutions LLC – Philippines is a critical component of Wells Fargo’s (Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.) strategy to leverage distinct advantages in business globally. 

Wells Fargo International Solutions LLC – Philippines enables talent capabilities worldwide to help drive innovation within a constantly evolving environment. It provides operational, functional, and technical expertise to assist Wells Fargo operations, knowledge services, and corporate support teams. It facilitates greater efficiency and helps improve service effectiveness in international operations, knowledge support, front-end customer service, and middle and back-end business process solutions for a broad spectrum of Wells Fargo’s needs.

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