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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Former OFWs to receive DOLE teaching kits

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- Three former overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Bicol who are now employed as full time teachers of the Department of Education (DepEd) will receive teaching kits from the Department of Labor and Employment – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (DOLE-NRCO) this month.

The grant is under the “Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Mam/Sir Namin (SPIMS)” DOLE-DepEd joint project.

The teaching kit includes a computer tablet, lapel microphone, SD Card, pen or writing materials and a choice between 2 sets of flash cards or reference materials such as math and science books.

“The entire package costs more or less P10, 000.00 which is enough for our new teachers to start in their old but new profession,” DOLE Bicol assistant regional director Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said.

The beneficiaries of the said program are Raquel G. Molina of Lanao, Sta. Elena, Virac Catanduanes; Sherryl B. Dilao of San Jacinto, Masbate and Elsie S. Balute of  Bacacay, Albay.

These beneficiaries are passers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) but were forced to leave the country and work overseas as household service workers.

“Due to limited opportunities here, some opt to go overseas accepting jobs even if it’s not in line with what they finished in college,” Trayvilla said.

Upon their return to the region, they applied as beneficiaries of the project and were qualified and hired as full time DepEd teachers.

“Since they are new teachers they needed tools to be effective and that is why we have this teaching kits program thru the NRCO,” Trayvilla added.

SPIMS Project is an OFW reintegration convergence project of DOLE and DepEd along with other concerned government agencies which provides opportunities for OFW LET passers to return, find employment and practice their profession as teachers.

It aims to gain back the OFW, particularly the OFW LET passers and reverse out migration by enhancing their skills and providing them with the option to stay in the Philippines to work as teachers.(MAL/SAA/DOLE5/PIA5/Albay)

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