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MENAFN - Arab Times - 23/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Kuwait Filipino Mothers Organisation (KFMO) in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) held on Friday a lecture workshop on Salon 101 with emphasis on basic haircutting techniques for the distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are staying temporarily at the Filipino Workers Resource Centre (FWRC) in Faiha, after escaping from their employers due to various forms of maltreatment



The KFMO led by its President Violeta Malana Yousef is a group of Filipino women married to Kuwaiti nationals and other expatriates. It is one of the most active Filipino organisations in Kuwait that regularly holds charitable activities, voluntary work and other socio-civic events. The Salon 101 lecture workshop is in line with the OFW Reintegration Program dubbed "Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay" by the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines



The lecture workshop on the haircutting basics and techniques was spearheaded by Farida Al- Halimi, the Public Relations Officer of KFMO and owner of Al Rawan Al Salmiya Ladies Salon. Present during the workshop were Assistant Labour Attache Florencia Ardivilla, Welfare Officer Norlita Lugtu and other KFMO officers and members. "It really feels good to be sharing our knowledge on basic haircut and some of the haircutting techniques so that when they go home to the Philippines, they can work in a salon or maybe put up their own salon



They have to start somewhere and these women should never lose hope," stated Al- Halimi as she demonstrated to the wards how to achieve hair volume when cutting the hair. The OFW Reintegration Program encourages OFWs to return to the Philippines and start their own business by taking advantage of the livelihood assistance package being offered by the National Reintegration Centre for OFWs under its P2-billion reintegration program



The OFW Reintegration Program for OFW ventures in agriculture or fisheries, either for business expansion or start-up operations, subject to the program's implementing rules and regulation. She added that the program implemented by DOLE through the National Reintegration Center for OFWs, provides loans from P300,000 to P2 million to OFW returnees and their dependents. Loan applicants must submit a business proposal to be approved by the Development Bank of the Philippines or the Land Bank of the Philippines



The KFMO Salon 101 workshop is part of the series of workshop that the group has been organising since last year which is in line with the smaller-scale livelihood project of DOLE's Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay program for women OFWs. Starter kits and training are provided for five livelihood categories: Health and Wellness (e.g., cosmetology), House Repairs (e.g., electrical servicing), Food Processing (e.g., food and beverage preparation), Personal Accessories Repairs and Maintenance (e.g., cellular phone repairs) and Handicraft (e.g., souvenir items)



The second session of the Salon 101 workshop will be on March 28 where participants will be given certificates of course completion by the POLO-OWWA and KFMO at the end of the event. "We would like to thank the POLO-OWWA for giving us this opportunity to help and impart our knowledge. This is our own small way to help our distressed compatriots," pointed out Al-Halimi




 






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