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i. Pre-Departure Education Program

aCountry-Specific Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)– A one-day compulsory orientation to OFWs consisting of modules on employment contract, country of destination, stages of the OFWs’ life abroad, health and safety, financial literacy, travel tips and airport procedures, and government programs and services. This is attended by all workers (all skills) prior to their deployment abroad.

bComprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) – A four or six-day orientation seminar attended by Domestic Workers (DWs) consisting of language training, culture familiarization, and stress management.

 

ii. Training Programs For Filipino Seafarers

a. Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP) - Job-related training assistance for upgrading courses of up to P7,500.00

 *Succeeding availments every after three (3) recorded membership contributions.

 Requirements

  1. Proof of OWWA membership
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Seafarer’s Identification & Record Book and/or Passport (valid original copy)
  4. 2”x2” photo (2 copies)

 b. Mariner's Dugtong Aral (Bridging) Program - A scholarship grant for prospective seafarers who are graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and BS Electrical Engineering (BSEE) who wish to pursue BSMarine Engineering (BSMarE) course, in the following order of priority:

  • OFW-seafarers who are active members of OWWA
  • Immediate dependents/beneficiaries of OFWs, both land-based and sea-based, who are active or former members of OWWA
  • Next-of-kin of OFWs up to the first degree of consanguinity.

Requirements

  1.  Birth Certificate / Proof of Relation to the OFW
  2. Transcript of Records
  3. Declaration of no current and pending application for scholarship with OWWA and other NGAs/NGOs

 

 iii. Scholarships For Dependents

a. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who intend to pursue a 4-5 year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges/universities. 

- Financial assistance of P 60,000.00 per school year. 

 

Qualifications for incoming freshmen

  1. The member-OFW must have an active membership with OWWA at the time of the application.
  2. The dependent-applicant must be single and not be more than 21 years old
  3. Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belongs to the upper 20% of the graduating class
  4. Must pass the qualifying examination conducted by DOST and belongs to the top 400 examination passer

 

Qualifications for those who are already enrolled in 2nd to 5th year college

  1. Single
  2. Not more than 30 years old
  3. With a GWA not lower than B letter grade or 85% equivalent in all academic and non-academic subjects during the last school year attended in full load.

 

Requirements

  1. Accomplished EDSP Application Form (2 copies)
  2. 2x2 ID Photos (2 copies)
  3. Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  4. Certificate of good moral character
  5. Form 137 for incoming first-year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college
  6. Certification from the principal that the applicant obtained a general weighted average (GWA) of 80% and that he/she belongs to the top 20% of the graduating class

 

b. OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) - Educational assistance of P 20,000.00 per school year to qualified dependent of an active OWWA member-OFW whose salary is not more than US$600.00

Qualifications

  • Child of an active OWWA member or sibling of an unmarried OWWA member, who is single and not more than 21 years old for incoming freshmen, and not more than 30 years old for those who are already enrolled or have been enrolled in college
  • Must pass the entrance examination conducted by state college/university in OWWA Regional Welfare Offices where he/she intends to enroll
  • Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants

Requirements

  1. Accomplished Application Form (2 copies)
  2. 2x2 ID Photos (2 copies)
  3. Proof of relationship to OWWA member (e.g PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate and certificate of no marriage if OFW is single)
  4. Form 137 for incoming first-year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college
  5. Medical certificate/clearance from any DOH-accredited hospital/center/clinic
  6. Certificate of good moral character issued by the principal/guidance counselor
  7. Accomplished original copy of the Scholarship Agreement

 

c. Educational Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) - Scholarship for the dependents of OFWs who were active OWWA members at the time of death, including convicted OFWs facing death penalty in host country. Only one child, usually the eldest child of member-OFW is given scholarship grant.

  • P5,000- allowance for elementary
  • P8,000.00- allowance for high school
  • 10,000.00- allowance for college

 - Livelihood assistance: the surviving heir shall receive P15,000.00 worth of livelihood package.

                                  

 Education Requirements:

  1. Accomplished Application Form
  2. 2 pcs. Passport size pictures
  3. Proof of relationship to OWWA Member (e.g. PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate)
  4. Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW-member
  5. School Records (Form 137/138, Transcript of Records, Certificate of true copy of grades for those who are already in college)
  6. Medical Certificate/clearance from any DOH-accredited hospital/medical center
  7. Certificate of good moral character issued by the school principal/guidance counselor
  8. Original copy of the Scholarship Agreement

 

Economic Requirements:

  1. Accomplished Application Form
  2. 2 pcs. Passport size pictures
  3. Proof of relationship to OWWA Member (e.g PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate)
  4. Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW-member
  5. Certificate of receipt of the livelihood package
  6. Consent from the intended beneficiary (spouse or parent) that he/she is not interested in the project and is delegating the authority to his/her designated beneficiary who is willing to assume the responsibility for the family

 

 Additional Requirements for Dependents of Convicted OFWs:

  1.  Member-OFWs name in the official list from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of OFWs who are incarcerated/convicted and meted out of the death penalty in foreign countries as of February 2016.
  2. For OWWA members who are not included in the list, a certification from DFA shall be required

 

 

 

 

 

 

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