150 locals to graduate from financial literacy training

150 locals at Butibam Village, Morobe Province, are gearing up to graduate from their financial literacy training on Thursday.

Thanks to the Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation, 82 females and 68 males will graduate in business studies and awareness skills at the village hall in two days' time.

The participants’ ages range from 14 to 67 years old.

The oldest of the lot, Nari Kamdring, told Loop PNG that after attending the two-week course, she is determined to start her own business.

“One highlight I learnt was to have a goal in any form of business you do. Only that will drive your business successfully.”

Kamdring challenged the youths, especially young women, to never give up on education.

Thirty-four-year-old Kila Giali says he has an “on and off” table market. He has now learnt to avoid unwise spending and is looking at expanding from his table market to something big.

Most of the participants are eager to learn more. They say the principles of business were broken down to a level where all of them could understand.

Lae Open MP, Loujaya Kouza, is scheduled to officiate at their graduation ceremony.

(Some of the participants at Butibam village, Morobe Province, today.)

Carmella Gware