Madang business programme becomes popular

Normal, Youth & Careers
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The National, Wednesday July 11th, 2012

By HELEN KURAN
DWU journalism student

A NEW bookkeeping programme under Youth Link founder Bryan Kramer is in demand by people on the north coast of Madang province, facilitator Morris Joanes said last Friday.
“We were first sponsored by Madang Governor James Gau and later a non-governmental organisation,” he said.
He said the sessions in the past two programme trainings at the Jomba YC in May were in partnership with the Women Council of Churches.
Joanes said the team did extremely well without the government sponsor in their second training and was now doing a fourth at the Modilon Hospital.
He said the programme was lucky to get support from Madang’s Women Council of Churches president Cathy Moeda.
He said Moeda’s involvement was to empower women to make themselves useful in the community in business.
“I was helped by a former business studies graduate of Divine Word University, Greg Armstrong,” he said.
He said the programme was to help people on how to market, manage and budget wisely.
Morris said the Modilon programme was the fourth training  led by Sister Nancy Sawani.
 at the hospital’s chapel after the third graduation was conducted in the Gum area, on the south coast of Madang.
He said phase one of training had two-day sessions with three bookkeeping courses in daily sales bookkeeping, cash book and stock bookkeeping.
He said all three books helped business people calculate their monthly profit.
Joanes said after finishing at the hospital they would move on July 18 to Sek, in Alexishafen; Sou village, Lulu, One Street in New town, Bilbil and back to the hospital.
He said the second phase of the programme would be based on how to make business plans, project income tax and project balance sheet.
He encouraged the people to register for the programme.
The graduation last Friday saw many satisfied participants. One woman said it was an achievement for her.