By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
ILIGAN City — Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) hosted the caravan here recently.
Professor Darwin Manubag of the Department of Extension of MSU-IIT said the Caravan of Civil Society Organization – Social Enterprise Education and Development Project (CSO-SEED) intended to showcase the project of the British Council and non-government organization partners involved in the implementation of the project particularly in the Armm where people have engaged in peace efforts these past years.
He said the Caravan in Iligan was held in cooperation with the Office of the Congressman of the Lone District of Iligan.
In his message, Rep. Frederick Siao said he was very enthused in cooperating with the activities because he believes in the old Chinese proverb that says, “If you give a man a fish you will help him for a day. But if you teach a man to fish you will help him for a lifetime.”
He said Social Enterprise Education helps ordinary people engage in economic enterprises that may not make them rich quickly but will create opportunities for employment and economic growth in the lives of ordinary people.
He added that he is aware that the CSO-SEED project of the British Council presently covers Armm but he is looking forward to be an active partner again in the same project in the Iligan City.
Marilen Soliman told reporters that the British Council has been helping developing countries even before World War II.
In CSO-SEED, the British Council is working with partner organizations such as Philippine Social Enterprise Network, Balay Mindanao Foundation, Inc. , Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. and others, she said.