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OWWA Computer Literacy Reaches 3 OFCs in Bukidnon

May 23, 2017
OWWA Computer Literacy Reaches 3 OFCs in Bukidnon

Last April 18-20, Regional Office 10 in partnership with the Department of Education – Bukidnon Division reached three (3) OFW Family Circles (OFCs)  in the Province of Bukidnon to extend OWWA’s services to among 25 participants held at Valencia National High School, Poblacion, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Among the 3 OFCs were: Brgy. Colonia OFW and Beneficiaries Association, OFW Valencia City, Inc., and Migrants Ministry – Brgy. Dologon Chapter.


It is the goal of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to introduce computer literacy program not just to enhance knowledge and skills but bridge the communication gap between the OFWs and their dependents, hence promoting harmonious relationships among OFW families. Moreover, computer literacy nowadays is indeed essential in business and education, as well as for personal use.


Participants were able to familiarize with office programs, such as Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation and Internet Knowledge which used to be the standard skills set for most business operations.


Computer literacy has also a value in other areas of life outside of professional development. It is helpful for researching important topics or personal concerns and even in properly using computers and navigate the digital terrain that helps to make life organized and streamlined.


In this era, mobile media devices are becoming increasingly popular, reinforcing the need for computer illiterates to consider taking a skill course. Computers have changed almost every facet of daily life. Thus, gaining computer literacy helps one to prepare for the future.


Further, OWWA continues information drive on the salient features of R.A. 7610 otherwise known as Children’s Protection and the other related Laws Against Child Abuse on that same 2-day training and seminar.


It shall be the policy of the State to protect and rehabilitate children gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect and or will affect their survival and normal development and over which they have no control.


Yvonne Sapanta, Registered Social Worker of City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD)- Valencia City, Bukidnon tackled in her talk the best interests of children as the paramount consideration in all actions concerning them, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions consistent with the principle of First Call for Children as enunciated in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. And that every effort shall be exerted to promote the welfare of children and enhance their opportunities for a useful and happy life.


Thus, it is OWWA’s mandate to be a welfare institution to promote the protection of rights of the children of the member OFWs.