5,000 women join sari-sari store training in Davao City

5,000 Women Join Sari-Sari Store Training in Davao City – www.philippineslifestyle.com

More than 5,000 women have undergone the ‘Sari-Sari Training and Access to Resources’ programme, otherwise known as “STAR.”

A partnership between Coca-Cola Philippines and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority () provided women who own sari-sari stores with alternative financial services, planning and management guides, promotion of gender sensitivity, peer mentoring and additional business networks to assist them in their .

According to TESDA, 34,258 people from 43 locations around the Philippines have taken the course.

Coco-Cola has said the STAR programme is an initiative to empower five million women by the year 2020.