Training Objectives

After the end of the training seminar, the participants will be able to:

  1. make goal setting, tracking of expenses and budgeting
  2. compute savings and investment goals and getting out debt
  3. identify strategies in addressing family concomitant issues that drain OFW resources
  4. define their roles as leaders and reintegration counselors to OFWs and families;
  5. characterize reintegration and its challenges for the OFWs and families;
  6. identify different government, civil society organizations, and private sector partners who could provide psychosocial services, investment opportunities, technical vocational and entrepreneurship training and other services for OFWs and families; and
  7. implement a monitoring and mentoring scheme for OFWs and families involved in reintegration planning and counseling

Target Participants

The target participants of the training are the following:

  1. role model in nurturing the family and managing the finances;
  2. with counseling, training or organizing experience;
  3. with Facebook account and knowledgeable in basic FB messenger operations;
  4. willing to volunteer to reach and serve OFW families for psychosocial services and/or economic intervention and
  5. ready to be part of the pool of reintegration counselors

Training Seminar Content and Description

Module Module Objectives Content of Module Mode of Delivery Allotted Time Materials
Module 1 Migration Realities and Opportuniites 1. Learn about the Issues, Challenges and Difficulties of the Families of OFWS Situation of OFWs Lecture- Discussion Workshops 24 Hours in a Day of … Domestic Workers Low Skilled Others Audio Visual Presentations 1 hours Power point presentation Projector Laptop Manila Paper Pentel Pen
2.identify the family issues related to family relations and lack of savings and investment; Family issues brought about by Migration Lecture Discussion Group Sharing 1.5 hours Power point Presentation
3.recognize the positive and negative impact and the opportunities of migration; 2.name strategies in addressing family financial and relationship issues that drain OFW resources Positive and Negative Impact of Migration Strategies to Minimize the Negative and Maximize the Positive Impact of Migration Lecture Discussion Addressing Family Issues and Maximizing Opportunities 1.5 hours Power point presentation LCD Laptop Computer Metacards / Pentel Pen
Module 2 Financial Literacy 1. make goal setting, tracking of expenses and budgeting 2.compute savings and investment goals and getting out debt Workshop: – Dream Map – Keeping Track Your Money – Budgeting – Saving for Investment – Saving for Retirement and Reintegration – Getting Out of Debt Financial Literacy Concepts: Saving, Investing and Protecting Yourself Lecture- Discussion Workshops Audio Visual Presentations 4 hours Power point presentation Projector Laptop Financial Planner Pencil/ Ball pen Calculator
Module 3: Reintegration Planning and Counseling Process and Dialogue The participants will be able to: 1. Understand the basic concepts of reintegration 2. Discuss the reintegration counseling process 3. Know how to handle various reintegration issues and concerns 4. Learn how to conduct working dialogue 5.Learn how to use the Reintegration Planning and Counseling Forms Basic Concepts of Reintegration Reintegration Counseling and Processing Dialogic Actions and Working Dialogue Handling Reintegration Issues and Concerns Lecture- Discussion on Reintegration Planning and Counseling Process Sharing of personal Experiences Workshop on Dialogue 4 hours Power point presentation Projector Laptop Reintegration Planning and Counseling Form
Module 4: Reintegration and Financial Planning Tools and Workshops The participants will be able conduct Reintegration Planning Dream Map Saving for Investment Saving for Retirement/ Reintegration Dyad Exercise: workshop with partners 2 hours Financial Planner, Ball pen and calculator
Module 6: Linking with Government, NGOs and private sector for Economic and Social Reintegration Services The participants will be: Aware of the government offices, NGOs, private sector in the region that can provide economic and social reintegration services and investment and business opportunities to OFWs and families Agri-Business Opportunities in the Region Business and Investment Opportunities in the Region Presentation of Service Map and Referral System Lecture- Discussion Open Forum 3 hours Power point presentation LCD Laptop Computer Materials/ Flyers
Module 7: Return Demonstration The participants will be able to: 1. Assess OFW concerns and issues using reintegration planning and counseling form 2. Apply the learning and insights gained from lecture- discussions Sample Cases of OFWs Workshop/ Role Playing 2 hours Reintegration Planning and Counseling Form
Module 8: Organizing OFW Helpline Teams Ways Forward The participants will: 1. Learn monitoring and mentoring system of the Step Ladder Program for Reintegration Organize OFW Helpline Teams Use Facebook in organizing monitoring and mentoring OFWs and families Monitoring and Mentoring System Basic Facebook Operation Planning per Organization Planning for the region Discussion Group Work 2 hours