Entrepreneurial Class, Savings Program and Birthing of Gifts of Hope
The CCT Group of Ministries has been straightforward in terms of training Filipinos to have an entrepreneurial mindset as part of their livelihood. We, at Visions of Hope, believe that by starting them young, we will be able to raise entrepreneurs who have the capacity to sustain themselves. How do we do that? We started with the young people residing in our Home Care ( Rose of Sharon, Magdalena and Kerith Ravine).
We maximized the large spaces in our Home Care and taught the children how to plant vegetable and fruit crops and take care of them until they are ready for harvest. Once they are harvested, we sell them to our canteen, friends, partners and staff of the CCT Group. The income generated from the sales were given to the children and kept safe through the Savings Program. The goal of our Entrepreneurship Program is not just to raise business-minded leaders but for them to also learn the process of running a business, which will include managing finances.
This program birthed Gifts of Hope, the social enterprise of Visions of Hope that started as an idea on how we can develop and maximize the skills and creativity of our children and youth. Gifts of Hope serves as a platform where they can showcase their products and serve as their livelihood. Products sold at Gifts of Hope are handmade crochet glass holders, apparels like statement shirts, kiddie shirts – accessories like Beaded ID lace and souvenir mugs.