DAGUPAN CITY – The City Accounting Office’s Business and Livelihood Literacy (Bulilit) program continues to inspire young Dagupan students, as shown by North Central Elementary School (NCES) students who served as young entrepreneurs during a mini trade fair held in their campus on November 20.

This was the third time that the accounting office has given entrepreneurship training for young students in different schools in the city.

The program, held in partnership with the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” project of the City Agriculture Office and the Department of Education, seeks to encourage students to learn the basics of business and entrepreneurship by teaching them how to use their money wisely through the products they  harvested from their gulayan.

City Accountant Melissa Mendoza underscored the importance of teaching the youth on the value of hard-earned income and money especially with more youth now spending more money on unnecessary items.

“One of the main reasons why we launched this program is to help the youth by teaching them how to use their money wisely,” said Mendoza.

She also added that her office is planning to conduct the Bulilit program in all schools in the city in order to teach more youth on the value of saving and spending money wisely.

“We also plan to come back and see if they have learned from the program. We will see if there are developments in the way they value their money and then we could introduce other business (strategies),” added Mendoza. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)