In 2008, Dr. Morato established Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development (BASE-HRD or Bayan Academy) as a social development organization offering entrepreneurship, management and education training programs and services, as well as livelihood and skills training courses for development institutions, cooperatives, banks, educational institutions and micro and small enterprises.
In 2012, Dr. Morato presided the NATCCO Network’s 5-Year Strategic Planning in time for the 40th Anniversary in 2017.
“Edmo” as he was fondly called by pupils, was reputed to be a strict examiner who demanded excellence from students.
A number of NATCCO staff are also alumni of Bayan Academy. Hundreds of co-op leaders and staff are graduates as well.
He later established the DREAM Capital Fund – the Dr. Eduardo A. Morato Capital Fund – to benefit social enterprises. As of 2016, it had benefited 17 communities and is targeted to reach 1,000 communities by 2025.
Morato was also instrumental in the establishment of NATCCO’s Knowledge Resource Center, which has provided advanced – if not radical – learning to co-op leaders.
Primarily established to equip ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation’s micro borrower clients with the necessary skills to become small and even medium-sized entrepreneurs, it also equips their relatives with the necessary skills to obtain employment. At the same time, it propagates ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation’s human resource training program which puts emphasis on values formation and accountability.
Bayan Academy grew out of the education and training initiatives of the ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation, Inc. (ABFI) under its Enabling Network for the Upliftment of Filipino Families (ENUFF). It was registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January 2009 as a non-stock, non-profit educational subsidiary of ABFI which promotes the democratization of entrepreneurship and management education in the country.
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