THE DAVAO regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) wants to tap graduating students, specifically those taking entrepreneurial and accountancy courses, for assisting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who want to apply for the agency’s livelihood assistance program. OWWA, in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines and Land Bank of the Philippines, offers livelihood financing of up to P2 million. OFW applicants must submit a feasibility study for their project to avail of the loan. OWWA-Davao Regional Director Petrona M. Bergado said most OFWs would not have the capacity to prepare a proposal, which is why they want to collaborate with accounting and entrepreneurial students to help the applicants. “There are applicants already,” she said, but the hindrance is their lack of “skills to prepare the project feasibility study.” — Maya M. Padillo