3 Pinoy nurses find employment in Germany through Triple Win
When the Triple Win project was first announced in 2013, hundreds of Filipino nurses applied to be part of the German initiative to hire nurses from other countries to address their shortage in nurses.
Some 300 vacancies for foreign nurses are available under the program, which is between Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and the Philippines, according to a special report on "Balitanghali" on Wednesday.
Three Filipinos who are part of the first batch of beneficiaries, the report said, are now gainfully employed in Germany.
"We are already handling our patient with our own responsibility and our decisions. 'Yun po 'yung difference sa trabaho, number one. Number two, sa sweldo rin po malaki din ang difference," said Jimmy Carpon Jr.
Carpon, Kenjie Sauler and Seph Briones are part of the first batch of nurses sent to Germany after completing the required courses of Triple Win, named as such as it is expected to benefit the Philippines, Germany and nurses.
The three went through a grueling year-long course in conversational German in the Philippines and another year training as nursing assistants in Germany before they were employed full-time.
"Yung una po naming challenge talaga is 'yung language kasi ibang-iba yung salita po nila," Carpon said.
"Sa Pilipinas kasi, parang 'yung basic lang po yung inaral namin na language. Pagdating dito, in-apply namin 'yung basic plus nagkaroon pa kami ng konti pa pong training sa mga medical terminologies po nila dito," Sauler, for his part, said.
Their efforts paid off as their grasp of the German language has been commended in their work.
"Marami rin po kasing ibang foreigner na naga-apply sa Germany as a nurse pero kung paano raw po magsalita yung mga Pilipino, mas maganda raw po magsalita kumpara sa iba," Sauler said.
Carpon is hoping that through them, Germans will experience the unique care Filipino caregivers could provide to their patients.
"Naging maganda yung pagkakataon namin na maipakita natin yung galing ng Pilipino at kung paano mag-alaga ang Pilipino sa pasyente," he said. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News