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Archives for the Year 2011

Organic at Flea Market, Idaraos sa Boardwalk ng Sampaloc Lake
By Norida D. Sumilang, PIA-Calabarzon / CIO-San Pablo

Nakatakdang magdaos bukas, Agosto 6 ng Weekend Organic at Flea Market ang ATIKHA Overseas Workers Communities Initiatives Inc. sa pangunguna ni Executive Director Estrella Dizon-Anonuevo sa boardwalk ng lawa ng Sampaloc.

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Book Series 2: Nang Matutong Magtipid si Carissa Gastadora
Illustration by JAN CARLO B. SARMIENTO

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Book Series 1: Nasaan si Nanay? Nasaan si Tatay?
Written by Award Winning Writer BIMBO PAPASIN
Illustration by JAN CARLO B. SARMIENTO

Nasaan si Nanay? Nasaan si Tatay? (Bimbo Papasin's 4th book), is a story of a young girl named Nallah who woke up one morning and learned that her parents have gone abroad. They went without saying goodbye to make it

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“Maximizing the Gains and Minimizing the Social Cost of Overseas Migration in the Philippines”
Project number: P-069
Reporting Period: 1st of October 2009 to 31 May 2011(as amended)
Total funding amount approved for the project: $288,626
Names of the other project partners: Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli-CISP

Increased awareness of the Filipinos and other stakeholders on the issues of migration and development and migrant social and civil rights in Italy. Migrants organizations and HTAs enabled to build their knowledge on migrants rights and welfare issues, financial literacy, counseling,

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“Mobilizing Migrant Resources Towards Agri-based Cooperatives in the Philippines”
Implementing Agent: Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Inc.
Implementation period: 24 Months
Project partners: Soro-soro Ibaba Development Cooperative, LBP Financial Services SpA, Filipino Women’s Council
Total Budget: US$359,000 [FFR grant: US$250,000 & Counterpart: US$109,000 (US$25,000 in cash; US$84,000 in kind)]

1) Facilitate links between Philippine migrant associations in Italy and their hometowns in the Philippines to support agri-based cooperatives and other productive remittance-based activities and services; and
2) To build the capacity of overseas Filipino workers in Italy and their

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Mainstreaming Migration and Development Initiatives in LGUs and Schools with High Concentration of Overseas Filipinos

To contribute to reduced poverty and good governance by building the capacities of local government, educators, migrants and their families and other stakeholders in minimizing the social cost and maximizing the gains of migration to create jobs and economic opportunities

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Assist LGUs and Other Stakeholders in Areas with High Concentration of OFWs to Set-up OFW / Migration Centers

Atikha assists selected LGUs with high concentration of OFWs to set up OFW / Migration Resource centers and develop programs and services for migrants and families left behind.

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Support the Migration and Development Initiatives of Hometown Association, LGUs and Other Development Agencies

Atikha conducts Migration and Development fora to initiate discourse on migration and development and help forge partnership between the hometown associations, local government units and the various development partners in the communities.

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Financial Literacy and Savings Mobilization Campaign

Atikha conducts financial literacy to OFWs, seafarers and the family left behind which guides them not only in financial management but also in family management.

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School-Based Program in Addressing the Social Cost of Migration

Teachers Training on Setting up Programs for Children of Migrants Atikha provides an intensive 7 days training for teachers to be able to conduct the information, value formation and capacity building trainings for children of Migrants. Teachers Training manual was developed

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