Dressmaking training continues for Filipino overseas workers | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Dressmaking training continues for Filipino overseas workers

Agencies | Manama    

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

About 30 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are currently participating in the dressmaking-training program in Manama.

The program, launched on April 29, will conclude on June 3.

Pinay Ikaw Na! (PIN) in collaboration with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Bahrain pull out a 6-Friday training that aims to equip migrant workers with new skills that they can use to start a business and  to provide job opportunities in the future.

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Apart from dressmaking training, lined up activities include baking, food processing and hair cutting.

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for June 10 at the Cultural Hall.

PIN is a registered, non-stock, non-profit organization whose charitable works include assisting distressed overseas workers in need of medical assistance.

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OWWA Welfare Officer Redina Manlapaz said the skill development training was a remarkable chance for OWWA members to build their capacity as workers and to prepare them for employment prospect while still working overseas.

PIN President Dinah Sta Ana said the training objectives were to enhance the knowledge and skills of Filipino workers overseas and stressed the importance of improving one’s knowledge to upgrade skills for personal and professional growth in order to improve their lives, as education should be a never-ending journey.

The course prepares trainees to be qualified dressmakers with the ability to draft and cut pattern, lay-out pattern on the material or fabric, sew and apply finishing touches on ladies casual apparel which consist of casual dress, blouse, skirt, set of pajama, trouser and shorts.