Wednesday, May 11, 2016

OWWA 7 Conducts Values Re-orientation for Seafarers and their Families


OWWA 7 Conducts Values Re-orientation for Seafarers and their Families
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration 7, in partnership with the Apostleship of the Sea-Cebu conducted a Values Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families last March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu City as part of its continuous advocacy in strengthening and empowering OFW families to address the social costs of overseas employment.
 
Apostleship of the Sea- Cebu Chaplain, Fr. John C. Mission welcomed a total of 70 seafarers and their dependents and expressed his gratitude to everyone for attending the seminar while OWWA 7’s Officer-in-Charge, Mae D. Codilla in her message stressed the importance to revisit one’s core values or Filipino family values given the many challenges that OFW families face nowadays.
 
The Values Re-orientation Seminar was handled by Fr. Roberto Archie R. Carampatan, the Executive Director of UGAT Foundation Inc.  Among the topics he discussed were: A Purposeful and Correctly Driven Life; Affirmation: A Basic Psychological Need; The Positive Self-Worth of Our Children; Kids Need Our Time and Presence; Genograms in Family Assessment and Practical Guide to Parenting in the Digital Age.
 
In addition, he emphasized that an OFW family is undeniably susceptible to the social costs of overseas employment hence, strengthening family values is very important for the family to withstand the long periods of separation.
 
All participants got to share their experiences and pertinent lessons within their assigned groups during brief workshops. They also had the chance to create their own genogram (a pictorial display of family patterns and relationships across at least three generations), which is an essential tool in showing and understanding the intergenerational patterns of relationships that influence families which is helpful in determining how to deal with the family’s impeding current issues.
 
The seminar was formally closed by Reynaldo B. Jacalan, the Officer-in-Charge of the Programs and Services Division of OWWA 7, thanking the attendees for their presence and interest in OWWA’s initiated activities.
 
To cap the day, a Mass was celebrated by Fr. John C. Mission
Apostleship of the Sea-Cebu Chaplain, Fr. John C. Mission, UGAT Foundation Inc., Executive Director, Fr. Roberto Archie R. Carampatan and OWWA 7-OIC Mae D. Codilla and staff pose to the camera with all the attendees during the Value Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families on March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu City.
OWWA 7 Staff assist participants for registration during the Values Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families last March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu CityApostleship of the Sea-Chaplain Fr. John C. Mission warmly welcomes all participants during the Values Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families last March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu City
OWWA 7-OIC Mae D. Codilla talks about the rationale of the activity during the Values Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families last March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu City
Resource Speaker Fr. Robert Archie R. Carampatan, the Executive Director of UGAT Foundation Inc., discusses the topics relevant to the seafarers and their families during the Values Re-orientation Seminar for Seafarers and their Families last March 19, 2016 at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, Cebu City

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