TACLOBAN CITY- To strengthen the relation between the agency and the OFWs and their beneficiaries in the region and to uphold existing programs and services of the agency, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office VIII conducted an information caravan on membership promotion-cum -organizing activity in Libagon, Southern Leyte last February 24, 2017.
The activity was attended by 30 OFWs and beneficiaries coming from the different barangays of the municipality of Libagon.
Family Welfare Officer Rodah Cerna discussed the different programs and services that can be availed by active and non-active members of OWWA.
She also shared the importance of being an OWWA member and how beneficial it is to the OFWs as well as to their beneficiaries.
After the discussion, an open forum was facilitated by Cerna.
Participants were thankful that their queries about OWWA’s program were answered and clarified.
It was also raised during the open forum that the members of the association are hopeful that OWWA would offer a non-collateral loan program.
The participants were looking forward to avail the scholarship programs such as OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP), Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP).
Aside from the scholarship programs, the newly organized association, Libagon OFWs and Beneficiaries Association (LOBA), is also planning to enroll in the free I.T. training that the agency also offers to qualified OFWs and beneficiaries.
Future activities of LOBA includes the conduct of financial literacy seminar and values re-orientation seminar this April 20117. (PR)