Filipinos in Kuwait to expect livelihood program back home

OWWA (photo credit to OWWA)
OWWA (photo credit to OWWA)

MANILA, Philippines- Over a hundred repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) benefited from the “Balik-Pinas-Balik Hanapbuhay†program.

This program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is designed to help the OFWs sent home get to their own feet by being self-employed. In partnership with the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), OWWA offered skills and livelihood trainings to these balikbayans. They also provided them with self-employment starter kits.

According to Jean Jover, the OWWA family welfare officer, there are six legs of this trainings. Some of these trainings were already conducted in Iloilo where there are around 25 attendees per session. After the training in Antique, this month, the last leg will be done in Roxas City, Capiz.

A budget of P494,700 has been allotted by OWWA for the six-leg training. The program started last December, which focuses on massage, a “hilot,” and reflexology.

Through this program, OWWA assures repatriated Filipinos in Kuwait, who are yet to come home, do not have to worry anymore of how they are going to start anew back home.


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12 Thoughts to “Filipinos in Kuwait to expect livelihood program back home”

  1. This is so cool! OFWs who are going back home for good now have less chances of ending up broke. 🙂

  2. A good idea but a meager budget lang. Hope dagdagan naman ng concern agency ang funding.

  3. Wanderer Juan

    This is a good program to help OFWs get back on track once they lose their jobs abroad. I hope this program helps more OFWs trying to put their lives back together.

  4. This is a great project for OWWA as an opportunity to go home would always be a good alternative for OFWs.

  5. That’s a good incentive from OWWA and I hope this would be for the long run.

  6. Gigi Beleno

    I wish for the success of this program. Hopefully this will enable to help those OFW who went home after their job overseas and still with income opportunities.

  7. joy

    Having a livelihood program for those OFWs can really be a good option for them and their families to continue to thrive even when the worker is already home or loses the job.

  8. Well there’s hope in coming home..
    People just need to make themselves useful at times.
    Hope this project works, considering the number of OFW’s..
    This is a really good option for them to consider

  9. This Balik-Pinas-Balik Hanapbuhay Program will surely help our OFWs to get back on their own feet. I hope that OWWA will be able to help lots of OFW in this project.

  10. This program is very beneficial to OFWs. It can help in their livelihood. I appreciate this kind of entrepreneurial move of the government for OFWs.

  11. I guess this is only not applicable for OFWs in Kuwait. As an OFW here in South Korea, I would like to have one too when I go back to the Philippines.

  12. Awesome! This is definitely good news for our OFWs. They really need this.

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