THE FILIPINO TIMES - A team of 4 has recently launched a social enterprise that would boost Filipino professionals' visibility in the industries in the UAE.
A comprehensive directory of professionals in the UAE, FEME Connect is a project of Leilanie Corpuz-Garcia, Rachel Salinel-Los Banos, Christine Garcia-Esguerra and Joanna Austria-Morales who are all studying under the Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) program of Ateneo School of Government in Dubai. FEME stands for Filipino Excellence in the Middle East.
The directory will comprise 30,000 names of verified and confirmed professionals and talents, and it will be given free to 15,000 individuals and institutions as it will be funded through advertisements, advertorials, business reviews and discount coupons with a pass-on readership of 10 individuals per copy. It is set to be distributed by the second quarter of the year.
We are looking at reaching 150,000 people or 25% of the registered Filipinos in the UAE which is about 600,000," the project's finance director, Leilanie said during the launch, which was attended by the Consul General Paul Raymond Cortes, the heads of the Philippine Business Councils in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, prominent Filipino entrepreneurs, influential professionals and respected community leaders.
Rachel, the promotions director said: " We believe that having a comprehensive directory of Filipino Expats in the UAE will provide them opportunities for professional growth, economic gains and most importantly it will validate as excellent individuals in the Middle East."
She said those who would like to have their name and corresponding profession and contact number be listed for free, should visit www.femeconnect.com or facebook page: FEME Connect.