OWWA holds 2-day capacity building training for OFW’s PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:21

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Field Office-9 (OWWA-9) conducted a two-day “Capacity Building Training,” at Lutong Pinoy Resort and Restaurant on May 20-21, 2014.

It was held in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) and its Institutional Partners (IPs).

OWWA Regional Director Hassan Gabra Jumdain said the activity was a joint effort of the DOLE family.

“To strengthen the services and assistance we can provide for our OFW’ and their families who are sacrificing so much to attain better lives not only for themselves but also to contribute to the development of our nation,” Jumdain said.

He cited the institution’s various services such as the P2-billion Reintegration Program in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines; the livelihood assistance, scholarship for its regular members both in the sea-based and land-based and their dependents, the social benefits, welfare assistance and on-site services.

“These have been created to address the needs of our OFWs and we’ll continue to strengthen these for our OFWs,” Jumdain stressed.

DOLE Regional Director Sisinio Cano said the occasion is a learning session and information about the OFWs

on what intervention that DOLE and OWWA can offer.

“DOLE and OWWA recognize the effort of our OFWs in providing us the green bucks to sustain our economy. If you look at the statistics, every month the remittances are increasing simply because many are going abroad for a greener pasture,” Cano said.

The participants learned the different programs and benefits of DOLE and OWWA and how to avail of its services including the establishment of OFW Help Desk, as part of OWWA’s 32nd anniversary. — MLF