Poverty remains to be the most critical social problem in the Philippines. The Philippines has a high rate of inequality (0.4678 GINIG) and the poor are socially excluded from the benefits generated by growth. More than 25% of Filipinos are living below the poverty line. One of the most direct paths out of poverty is improving worker skills. The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE-CAR) reported that 80 percent of the available jobs, locally and abroad, require technical vocational education and skills training (Philippine Information Agency 23/04/2013).


Foundation for Professional Training Incorporated (FPTI)



The foundation aims to contribute to the efforts of nation-building by empowering women of all walks of life – especially from the less privileged sectors – through development education, skills training and character- building founded on Christian values of life and work.



Access to economic means of development for Filipino women experiencing social exclusion and capacity building of partner NGO, Philippines

93 A Phils 2008 Banilad

The project enables young marginalised women access to stable full-time employment through skills training and industry experience in the area of Tourism, and Hotel and Restaurant Services. Learn more about this initiative…