Forty-eight GAD Focal Persons and teachers from the different state universities in CALABARZON participated in the Gender Responsive Family and Income Management Training (GRFIMT). The training conducted by Atikha was held in AVEC Hall, Laguna State Polytechnic University last August 29-30,2018.
The training highlighted the need for children to understand the realities of their parents in working abroad and the importance of addressing the communication gap and in nurturing the relationship between children and their migrant parents. It also emphasized the need for shared responsibility in setting goals for migration and in managing of remittances.
Ms. Mai Dizon-Anonuevo, Atikha Executive Director said: “The success of the OFWs in achieving their goal for migration depends largely on the support of their own families that they left behind. The OFWs, especially domestic workers, equate their success to their children finishing their education. When schools and teachers initiate programs that support the children and families in addressing the negative impact of migration and in maximizing the use of their remittances, then we contribute to the development not only of OFWs and their families but also of our communities.”
The training was supported by UN Women, Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) GAD Program led by Dr. Ruby Brion, and the CALABARZON Committee on Migration and Development led by NEDA Regional Director Luis Banua.